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Historical Items

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Item 51580

Trull Hosptial Nurses, Biddeford, 1939

Contributed by: Dyer Library/Saco Museum Date: 1939 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 7389

Jeanette Allen, MGH Training School for Nurses

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives Date: circa 1891 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 51982

Emmeline Atwood Home for Nurses, Biddeford, ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 65533

16-18 Norwood Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: St. Barnabas Hospital Use: Dwelling - Nurses Home

Item 65535

22 Norwood Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: St. Barnabas Hospital Use: Dwelling - Nurses Home

Item 75778

212 State Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Right Reverend Louis S. Walsh Use: Dwelling - Nurses Home

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109468

Hospital Addition, Bath, 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1917 Location: Bath; Bath Client: Bath Memorial Hospital Architect: Alonzo J. Harriman

Item 109447

Nurses Home for the Augusta State Hospital, Augusta, 1919-1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1919ā€“1927 Location: Augusta Client: State of Maine Architect: Harry S. Coombs

Item 109157

Bangor Osteopathic Hospital Nursing Home Wing, Bangor, 1960-1961

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1960ā€“1961 Location: Bangor Client: Bangor Osteopathic Hospital Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Practical Nursing in Waterville

The Maine School of Practical Nursing opened a facility in Waterville in 1957 and continued teaching practical nursing there until about 1980 when changes in the profession and in the state's educational structure led to its demise.

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Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'

Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.

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Sarah Sampson: Caring for Soldiers, Orphans

Sarah Sampson of Bath went to war with her husband, a captain in the 3rd Maine Regiment. With no formal training, she spent the next four and a half years providing nursing and other services to soldiers. Even after her husband became ill and returned to Maine, Sampson remained in the Washington, D.C., area aiding the sick and wounded.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Mercy Hospital - School of Nursing Class Photos

In 1965, all of the nursing school facilities were consolidated into their St. John Street location, creating one space for classrooms, a library…

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Mercy Hospital - School of Nursing Candid Photography

Mercy continually received praise for the quality of its nursing program. A grateful patient writing in 1967 singled out “Miss Cyr Junior Student”…

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Mercy Hospital - School of Nursing - Page 1 of 3

Maine nurses participated in this process, and in 1914 the Maine State Nurses Association was incorporated.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Nursing at Mercy Hospital during WWII
by Roberta Loring

Education and nursing at Mercy Hospital during World War II.

Story

My Mom was a nurse in the 8055 MASH, Korea
by Pat MacPherson

Iā€™m so proud of my mother and the thousands of Army & Navy nurses who served in WWII & Korea

Story

How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: Healthcare History in Maine

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to read and analyze letters, literature, and other primary documents and articles of material culture from the MHS collections relating to how people in Maine have given and received healthcare throughout history. Students will discuss the giving and receiving of medicines and treatments from the 18th-21st centuries, the evolving role of hospitals since the 19th century, and how the nursing profession has changed since the Civil War. Students will also look at how people and healthcare facilities in Maine have addressed epidemics in the past, such as influenza and tuberculosis, and what we can learn today from studying the history of healthcare and medicine.