The Founding Generation of Mayo Clinic — Part 1 #throwbackthursdays

We are kicking off a #throwbackthursdays series introducing the founding generation of Mayo Clinic.

mayofamilyWilliam Worrall Mayo, M.D., (1819-1911) center, with sons, Dr. Charlie (1865-1939), left, and Dr. Will (1861-1939). Both brothers often said, "Our father taught us," in explaining their commitment to excellence in patient care, research and education.

bookerIn 1898, Dr. Gertrude Booker became the first woman physician to join the Mayo practice. She specialized in eye refractions. In 1900, she married George Granger, a prominent attorney who helped develop key legal documents in the early development of Mayo Clinic. In 1914, Dr. Booker Granger became public health officer of the city of Rochester, Minn.

grahamEdith Graham, R.N., taught nursing skills to the Sisters of Saint Francis when they opened Saint Marys Hospital in 1889. A native of Rochester, she graduated from nursing school in Chicago and served as the hospital’s first anesthetist. On April 5, 1893, she and Dr. Charlie were married.

Kelley Luedke

Kelley Luedke

Kelley Luedke is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She is the principle editor and writer of Insights and leads social media and direct marketing strategy. Kelley has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2013. Outside of work, you can find Kelley running, traveling, playing with her kitty, and exploring new foods.