Category: Science & Technology, Medicine & health, Personnel
Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 366
Maine General Hospital medical staff, Portland, ca. 1874
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1874 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print
Edwin Payson and Lavina Reed Snow, Atkinson, ca. 1900
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Atkinson Media: Photoprint
Dr. Greenleaf Wilber home, Skowhegan
Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1875 Location: Skowhegan Media: Digital image taken of a book page
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 10
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.
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.
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 PagesView All Showing 1 of 1
View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 15
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.
Nursing at Mercy Hospital during WWII
by Roberta Loring
Education and nursing at Mercy Hospital during World War II.
Portland cuisine supports health in West Africa
by Maria Cushing
I present Portuguese inspired food to fundraise for Amigos de Mente
Lesson PlansView All Showing 1 of 1
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.