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Category: Science & Technology, Medicine & health, Facilities

Historical Items

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Item 8968

Maine General Hospital sewing room, Portland, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives Date: circa 1940 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 10355

Maine Eye & Ear Infirmary, Portland, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Portland Media: Postcard

Item 10356

Maine Eye & Ear Infirmary, Portland, 1907

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1907-08-21 Location: Southport; Portland Media: Postcard

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.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Eastern Maine Medical Center

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

Site Page

St. Joseph Healthcare

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My Maine Stories

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Story

Working at Mercy, a generational experience
by Carolyn Bridges

Carolyn Bridges has worked at Mercy Hospital for over 40 years

Story

30 years of work at Mercy
by Gordon Davis

Gordon Davis recounted anecdotes from his thirty years of employment at Mercy Hospital

Story

Appreciation sign for essential health care workers
by Henry J Gartley

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

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.