Quotes From Charles H. Mayo, M.D. #ThrowbackThursday

Charles Mayo, M.D.
Charles Mayo, M.D.

Dr. Charlie, the younger Mayo brother, was considered more informal and approachable than Dr. Will, but both brothers were equally esteemed by patients and colleagues. Take a look back through the years with quotes from Dr. Charlie.

"The keynote of progress ... is system and organization — in other words, 'team work.'"

"It is a poor government that does not realize that the prolonged life, health and happiness of its people are its greatest asset."

"The great contribution we can make is to prepare the oncoming generation to think they can and will think for themselves."

"There are two objects of medical education: To heal the sick, and to advance the science."

"The object of all health education is to change the conduct of individual men, women and children by teaching them to care for their bodies well ...."

"Today the only thing that is permanent is change."

"... if we excel in anything, it is in our capacity for translating idealism into action."

"The problem before us is so to exchange information and so to educate men through travel that there shall develop a final, cosmopolitan system of medicine which will combine the best elements to be found in all countries."

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Alyssa Frank

Alyssa Frank is a Marketing Segment Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She leads marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing. Alyssa has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2015.