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Historical Items

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Item 57202

Two Dr. Bennets, Campobello Island, ca. 1944

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1944 Media: Photographic print

Item 23608

Sanatorium Association letter to physicians, 1913

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1913-06-26 Location: Hebron Media: Ink on paper

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Item 36824

Dr. Bennet’s house, Lubec, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110038

Workman's Cottage for Dr. Henry H. Brock, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Client: H.H Brock Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

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Henry H. Brock building, Alfred, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Alfred Client: Dr. Brock Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

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Dr. Files residence, Portland, ca. 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1923 Location: Portland Client: Dr. Files Architect: John P. Thomas

Online Exhibits

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One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC

In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.


Surgeon General Alonzo Garcelon

Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston was a physician, politician, businessman, and civic leader when he became Maine's surgeon general during the Civil War, responsible for ensuring regiments had surgeons, for setting up a regimental hospital in Portland, and generally concerned with the well-being of Maine soldiers.


Among the Lungers: Treating TB

Tuberculosis -- or consumption as it often was called -- claimed so many lives and so threatened the health of communities that private organizations and, by 1915, the state, got involved in TB treatment. The state's first tuberculosis sanatorium was built on Greenwood Mountain in Hebron and introduced a new philosophy of treatment.

Site Pages

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Mt. Desert Island Hospital

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Historic Hallowell - Dr. Benjamin Page

During the Plague of 1812, his superb knowledge and skill saved many lives. He is credited with being the first physician to inoculate human with the…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

His daughter Lelia Higgins, also a physician. lived and practiced here. The home was purchased in 1901 by Dr. Charles W. Bell.

My Maine Stories

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Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide


Cantor Beth & Dr David Strassler: personal insights on their lif
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

The journey of a couple devoted to each other, their family, their community and their religion


Being an NP during social unrest
by Jacqueline P. Fournier

A snapshot of Mainers in a medical crisis of the time/Human experience in Maine.

Lesson Plans

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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.