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Historical Items

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Item 105546

Construction of the L.L. Bean building at Maine Medical Center, Portland, 1984

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives Date: 1984 Location: Portland Media: photographic print

Item 16250

Eastern Maine Medical Center graduates, 1976

Contributed by: Eastern Maine Medical Center Date: 1976 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 108564

Medical services fee card, Jonesport, 1918

Contributed by: An individual through Westport Island History Committee Date: 1918-09-01 Location: Jonesport; Kelley Point; Beals Island; Westport Island; Brunswick; Mechanic Falls Media: Ink on paper

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Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110031

Electric Passenger elevator for Children's Hospital, Portland, 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909 Location: Portland Client: unknown Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Online Exhibits

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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.

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Maine Medical Center, Bramhall Campus

Maine Medical Center, founded as Maine General Hospital, has dominated Portland’s West End since its construction in 1871 on Bramhall Hill. As the medical field grew in both technological and social practice, the facility of the hospital also changed. This exhibit tracks the expansion and additions to that original building as the hospital adapted to its patients’ needs.

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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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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Caring For Our Families and Friends

… transported to the mainland those who needed medical care, purchased immunizations and sanitation supplies, and partnered with the Maine Seacoast…

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Mercy Hospital - Portland Hospitals Before Mercy

Before the late 19th century, most sick people received care in their homes. With few exceptions, hospital facilities were places where people went…

My Maine Stories

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Appreciation sign for essential health care workers
by Henry J Gartley

A neighbor expresses their appreciation for the workers at a local nursing home.

Story

My work as V.P. of nursing and patient care at Mercy Hospital
by Bette Neville

Bette Neville discussed her 15 years of work at Mercy.

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Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.

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.