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Contributed by: Bethel Historical Society
Date: circa 1860
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Portland; Bristol
Media: Ink on paper, maps
Contributed by: North Yarmouth Historical Society
Location: St. Helena Island
Media: Ink on paper
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.
For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.
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In Sickness and in Health Hallowell's Contribution To Modern Medicine In the years following the Revolution many trained physicians came to the…
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… and men who remained in the city started a Soldier Relief Society, and supplies were sent to sick and infirmed soldiers in Washington, D.C.
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by Vera Cleaves
West Point during World War II