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Category: Science & Technology, Medicine & health

Historical Items

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Item 1143

Deadly poison warning, Portland, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 18415

Peter F. Sanborn letter concerning diphtheria deaths, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Augusta Media: Ink on paper

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Item 18416

Sarah Sanborn letter on death, disease, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Kents Hill; Augusta Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Exhibit

One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC

In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.

Exhibit

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.

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Among the Lungers: Treating TB

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.

Site Pages

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Mt. Desert Island Hospital

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St. Joseph Healthcare

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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My Maine Stories

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Story

Portland cuisine supports health in West Africa
by Maria Cushing

I present Portuguese inspired food to fundraise for Amigos de Mente

Story

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

How Veterans' Voices started.

Story

One of the first abstract painters in Maine
by William Manning

I have grown as a painter in ways I might not have if I moved to New York