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Historical Items

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Item 7516

Maine General Hospital Surgical Amphitheatre, Portland, ca. 1894

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives Date: circa 1895 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 104149

Mercy Hospital technician, Portland, ca. 1941

Contributed by: Northern Light Mercy Hospital Date: circa 1941 Location: Portland Media: Black and White 35mm Slide

Item 26194

Trull Hospital Operation, Biddeford, 1942

Contributed by: Dyer Library/Saco Museum Date: 1942 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110478

Fuchs residence, Mount Desert, 1988-1996

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1988–1996 Location: Mount Desert Client: James Fuchs, Architect: Patrick Chasse; Landscape Design Associates

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.


Student Exhibit: Medicine in Times Past

Inspired by Dr. Greenleaf Wilbur's medical box at the Skowhegan History House, this exhibit highlights some Mainers in the medical field of the past and the stories they had.


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.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Dr. Benjamin Page

… (1770 - 1844) practiced medicine, performed minor surgery and sold patent medicine. His proficiency in the field of obstetrics earned him the title…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… and within a short time was handling emergency surgery cases in his home, assisted by Mrs. Bell. At that time the closest hospital was in Lewiston.

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Mercy Hospital - Mercy Stories

… A Story by Bette Neville My work as chief of surgery at Mercy Hospital A Story by Doctor Robert McAfee, MD The Mercy mission called to me…

My Maine Stories

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My work as chief of surgery at Mercy Hospital
by Dr. Robert McAfee, MD

Dr. McAfee, MD, former chief of surgery discussed his former colleagues and his work at Mercy


Bad time to have Cancer
by Robert Abisi

Very difficult having Cancer when coronavirus is happening. Can’t even get my appointment.


Water is Music
by P Leone

Throughout her life water has played an important part