Eastern Maine Medical Center: 1892-1920

Surgical unit, Bangor General Hospital, 1899

Surgical unit, Bangor General Hospital, 1899
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Eastern Maine Medical Center

In reviewing crowded conditions and the pressing need for a children's ward in 1903, trustee President Hamlin observes, "When we consider the large territory from which patients come and the inability of private charity, no matter however generous, to meet this want, it becomes a subject for liberal legislative aid. The experience of other hospitals amply proves that the running expenses of an additional ward are fully met by paying patients: therefore there should be no hesitation on the part of the State to meet this exigency."

A subscription fund is started for a children's ward.

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