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LC Subject Heading: Nurses--Maine

Historical Items

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Item 27214

Trull Nurses, Biddeford, 1939

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: 1939 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 36896

Helen M. Sanderson, Lewiston, ca. 1906

Courtesy of David Sanderson, an individual partner Date: circa 1906 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 82004

Nurse's Home, Biddeford, ca. 1908

Contributed by: Nurses Home through Biddeford Historical Society Date: circa 1908 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

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.