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    Mercy Hospital on State Street in Portland, circa 1945.

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    A bulletin outside the Press Telegram offices in Portland reports a worldwide total of 6 million dead from influenza in three months. Newspapers reported daily on the rising number of casualties from the flu. The hospital that's now Northern Light Mercy Hospital was founded in 1918 in response to the pandemic.

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    Sisters of Mercy Ellen Turner, left, and Mary Morey in the chapel at Mercy Hospital on Monday. Turner says that Bishop Louis Walsh, upset that the local health board had ordered all churches closed because of the 1918 flu epidemic, said, "If I open a hospital, will you leave the churches open?"

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    Class photo, Queen's Hospital School of Nursing, Portland, 1931.

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    Queen's Hospital School of Nursing graduates, Portland, 1933.

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    Mercy Hospital roof social, Portland, circa 1940.

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    A nurse with a newborn at Mercy Hospital in Portland, circa 1980.

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    Mercy Hospital's 42-acre Fore River campus in Portland opened in 2008.

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    Sisters of Mercy Ellen Turner, left and Mary Morey in the lobby at Mercy Hospital on Monday.

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