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June 16th, 2017

Flashback: 1939 — Lou Gehrig Comes to Mayo Clinic

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Diagnosed with ALS in the 1930s, the famous baseball player Lou Gehrig not only got the answers he was seeking at Mayo Clinic, he left an enduring mark on the health care organization that still lingers today.

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Tags: ALS, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig


June 18th, 2016

Family Tradition Inspires New Chimes for Plummer Building Carillon  

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

When David R. Daugherty, M.D., was growing up in Rochester, he walked to Central Junior High School with his father, Guy Daugherty, M.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. “Since our school was on dad’s way to the clinic, he made a tradition of walking with each of us kids when we reached junior high age,” says […]

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Tags: carillon, Dr David Daugherty, Heritage Days, Jeff Daehn, Mayo Clinic history, Rochester Campus


January 26th, 2015

Celebrating Nurse Anesthetist Education – Alice Magaw (1860-1928): Mother of Anesthesia

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

To recognize the 125th anniversary of nurse anesthetist education and the role of nurse anesthetist at Mayo Clinic, Sharing Mayo Clinic will include a special series of posts throughout the coming year. These vignettes will describe how nurse anesthesia education has changed over time and will highlight influential Mayo Clinic nurse anesthetists. Those featured received […]

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Tags: Alice Magaw, Education, History, Nurse Anesthetists


December 1st, 2014

Celebrating Nurse Anesthetist Education – Edith Graham Mayo

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

To recognize the 125th anniversary of nurse anesthetist education and the role of nurse anesthetist at Mayo Clinic, Sharing Mayo Clinic will include a special series of posts throughout the coming year. These vignettes will describe how nurse anesthesia education has changed over time and will highlight influential Mayo Clinic nurse anesthetists. Those featured received […]

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Tags: Edith Graham Mayo, Education, History, Nurse Anesthetists


June 12th, 2012

Patient Shares about Birthing Experience and Fictional Blog Story

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

I have been a Mayo Clinic patient and resident of Rochester, Mn for the past fifteen years or more. I have four daughters and each of them have been born under the care of Mayo physicians. I want to take this opportunity to give thanks and recognition to Dr. Collette Lessard. She made it to my […]

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Tags: 5295, 5335, birthing, Charlie Mayo, Collete Lessard, Dinner at the Big House, Gretchen Cooper, History, Ivy Lodge, Mayo Clinic, Mayowood


November 11th, 2011

Healing A WWII Veteran’s 66-Year-Old Injury

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

Mayo Clinic began because of a military connection and our commitment to servicemen and women has never faltered. As we celebrate Veteran’s Day this year, we salute the many Mayo Clinic staff members and patients who are veterans, helping to protect our freedoms. It is in their honor that we share this story about a […]

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Tags: 5328, 5329, 5334, injury, Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoClinicFL, military, Veteran, Volunteer


September 15th, 2011

Mayo Clinic in Florida Celebrates 25 Years of Caring this October

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

This year Mayo Clinic in Florida celebrates their 25th anniversary, first opening the doors in October of 1986. We know the campus has touched many lives over the years for patients, staff and the community in Jacksonville, Florida and its surrounding area. Our patients, staff and volunteers, who have been the most integral part of […]

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Tags: Florida, MayoFL25


March 18th, 2011

Mayo Medical School Involved in “Match Day”

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Mayo Medical School’s class of 2011, along with medical school seniors throughout the country, had been anxiously awaiting Match Day on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Through the ceremonial opening of envelopes, those medical students learned where they will undertake their residency training. Patricia A. Barrier, M.D. explains the significance of this important day: The Match […]

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Tags: Brian Braithwaite, Elizabeth Wilkinson, John Wilkinson, Match Day, Mayo Medical School, Patricia Barrier


January 24th, 2011

Mayo and the Telephone

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Mayo has been committed to using the latest communication technology in service to patients since the earliest days of practice. According to family tradition, young Charlie Mayo – 14 years old at the time – set up the first telephone link in Rochester in 1879. It connected his father’s downtown office with the Mayo family’s farm […]

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Tags: brothers, Charlie, family, Mayo Clinic, patient, technology, telephone, Tweet, Twitter, Will


January 3rd, 2011

What would Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie Tweet?

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

When we were discussing creation of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media last year, our Mayo Clinic chief administrative officer, Shirley Weis, said something that struck a chord with me. We had been talking about some of the ways our Mayo Clinic YouTube channel had helped patients get information they needed, and Ms. Weis said, […]

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Tags: Dr. Charlie Mayo, Dr. Will Mayo, Mayo Brothers, Twitter, YouTube


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