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Historical Items

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Item 22605

Doctor John Dilling, Easton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Easton Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Easton; Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 100713

Doctor examining child patient at St. Joseph Hospital, Bangor, ca. 1960

Contributed by: St. Joseph Healthcare Date: circa 1960 Location: Bangor Media: From Black and White Negative

Item 16198

Nurses and doctor at Eastern Maine General Hospital, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Eastern Maine Medical Center Date: circa 1900 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 48967

37 Deering Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary D McAleney Use: Dwelling - Doctors Office

Item 49043

50 Deering Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Belle Hamel Use: Dwelling - Single Family & Doctors Office

Item 49045

53 Deering Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Hannah M Dooley Use: Dwelling - Doctors Office

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110037

Henry H. Brock building, Alfred, ca. 1905

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

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

Item 135757

Adam P. Leighton residence elevation, Portland, ca. 1903

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1903 Location: Portland Client: Adam P. Leighton Architect: Frederick A. Tompson, Architect

Online Exhibits

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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.


Doing Good: Medical Stories of Maine

Throughout Maine’s history, individuals have worked to improve and expand medical care, not only for the health of those living in Maine, but for many around the world who need care and help.


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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St. Joseph Healthcare

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

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Historic Hallowell - Dr. John Hubbard

"Dr. Hubbard's OfficeHubbard Free Library Doctor Hubbard's most notable act as Governor was to sign the "Maine Law"-An Act for the Suppression of…"

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 0-73

"… Cary Alonzo Raynes Martin homestead and neighbors Doctor Moses Adams Adams murder trial, 1815 Mary Adams Col."

My Maine Stories

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

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


Maine in Vietnam - Not to be Forgotten
by Karen L. Olson, M.D.

How Veterans' Voices started.


Ode To Wuhan
by Darlene Reardon

COVID-19 poem

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.