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April 17, 2020 · Leave a Comment

‘Wear a Mask and Be Safe’ — Mayo Clinic and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

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This look back to 1918 and how Mayo Clinic responded to the influenza pandemic is written by Matthew Dacy, director of Mayo Clinic Heritage Hall. Headlines tell the story. “New Disease Is In Rochester Now.” This brief notice appeared in the Rochester Daily Post and Record on Sept. 21, 1918. Taking up barely two inches […]

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Tags: Development, Matthew Dacy


October 10, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Flashback: Transformative Gift Creates Mayo Clinic as It’s Known Today

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Tuesday, Oct. 8, marked the 100th anniversary of when Dr. Will and Hattie Mayo along with Dr. Charlie and Edith Mayo signed a deed of gift that transferred ownership of the land, buildings and equipment of the medical practice from the Mayo family to Mayo Clinic. They also donated the majority of their life savings. […]

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Tags: Dr. Henry Plummer


July 29, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Flashback: Trailblazing Female Physicians and Scientists at Mayo Clinic

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In diverse fields from endocrinology and pathology to epidemiology and public health, female physicians and scientists provided significant contributions during the early days of Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Alumni Magazine, Dr. Della Drips, Dr. Georgine Luden, Dr. Gertrude Booker Granger, Dr. Isabella Herb, Dr. Leda Stacy, Dr. Winifred Ashby, History and Heritage


June 4, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Flashback: 200 Years Since the Birth of Dr. William Worrall Mayo

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2019 marks two centuries since the birth of William Worrall Mayo, M.D., on May 31, 1819. Learn more about Dr. Mayo’s humble beginnings in Salford, England.

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Tags: Dr. Charles H. Mayo, Dr. William J. Mayo, Dr. William Worrall Mayo, Mayo Clinic history and heritage


April 1, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Flashback: 1938 — Gift of Classic Anatomy Book Rooted in Respect and Care for All

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Given in gratitude for the consideration and compassion that the Mayo family showed to the Strassmann family in the late 1930s, a pivotal 16th century anatomy text now housed at Mayo Clinic is a testament to the enduring connection of friendship.

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Tags: Dr. Eddie Greene, Dr. John Noseworthy


July 5, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Flashback: 1968 — 50 Years Later, a Legacy of Caring Support Lives On

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For 50 years, the Bernard H. van der Steen Trust has helped ease the financial burden of cancer patients in need at Mayo Clinic

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Tags: CANCER RESEARCH, Charitable care, Dr. Eddie Greene, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Sister Lauren Weinandt, Sisters of Saint Francis


May 4, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Flashback: 1920 — Marie Curie and Mayo Clinic

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A new exhibit at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus traces the history of the collaboration between Dr. Charles Mayo and Marie Curie.

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Tags: Dr. Charles Mayo, Dr. Henry Plummer, Dr. Stephen Riederer, Marie Curie, Mayo Clinic history and heritage, w. Bruce Fye Center for the History of Medicine


March 16, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Flashback: 1930s to 1940s — The Mayo Family as Snowbirds in Arizona

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Arizona was a favorite destination for the Mayo brothers and their wives, traveling by railroad and an early form of motorhome. Today Mayo Clinic’s connection to the desert Southwest is stronger than ever, with a thriving campus in the region the Mayos enjoyed so much.

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March 9, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Flashback: 1933 – Introducing Transparent Man

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Debuted at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, Transparent Man was a breakthrough in educational technology. Today the exhibit lives on, greeting visitors as they enter the Patient Education Center at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus.

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Tags: Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center, Mayo Clinic history and heritage, Transparent Man


June 16, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Flashback: 1939 — Lou Gehrig Comes to Mayo Clinic

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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


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