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Historical Items

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Item 7569

Maine General Hospital medical staff, Portland, ca. 1874

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives Date: circa 1874 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 7868

Edwin Payson and Lavina Reed Snow, Atkinson, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Atkinson Media: Photoprint

Item 11818

Dr. Greenleaf Wilber home, Skowhegan

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1875 Location: Skowhegan Media: Digital image taken of a book page

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

St. Joseph Healthcare

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

My Maine Stories

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Story

Being an NP during social unrest
by Jacqueline P. Fournier

A snapshot of Mainers in a medical crisis of the time/Human experience in Maine.

Story

Nursing at Mercy Hospital during WWII
by Roberta Loring

Education and nursing at Mercy Hospital during World War II.

Story

Portland cuisine supports health in West Africa
by Maria Cushing

I present Portuguese inspired food to fundraise for Amigos de Mente

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.