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LC Subject Heading: Medicines

Historical Items

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Item 1149

Great Crimean Liniment, for Man and Beast, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Stickney Corner Media: Ink on paper

Item 70491

Mabee Drug paregoric preparation, Lubec, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Lubec Media: Capped glass bottle

Item 6093

Trademark for Arabian Elixir of Life

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1894-12-04 Media: Paper

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111134

Osteopathic Hospital, Portland, 1956

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1956 Location: Portland Client: Portland Osteopathic Hospital Architect: Stevens and Saunders Architects

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.