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Bradbury Hospital Belfast, Maine

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USA near Sherbrooke
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belfastmuseum published on 12/15/2020 7:44 p.m.:
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Originally the home of the Jacob Y. Cottrell family, in 1922 the house was donated by Alma E. Bradbury (daughter of J Y Cottrell) to Dr. Eugene Tapley for use as a hospital. The 25-bed Bradbury Memorial Hospital opened on Christmas Day 1922. It featured 25 beds, an elevator, x-ray machine, radium for treatments and a separate sterilizing room. For the next twenty years, it was in competition with Waldo County General Hospital. Bradbury Memorial closed in 1960 due to strong competition from WCGH and a lack of a sprinkler system.

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