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August 21, 2016, marked the 133rd Anniversary of the Rochester, Minnesota, F5 tornado. After this disaster, the Mayo family and the Sisters of St. Francis realized the need for a hospital in Rochester.

By Alyssa Frank • September 8, 2016

In 1950, blasting for the new Mayo Clinic Building was coming to an end. Take a trip back in time and learn about the blasting.

By Alyssa Frank • September 1, 2016

On Dec. 18, 1979, Mayo Clinic’s Medical Graphics Department began producing slides with its new Genigraphic system.

By Alyssa Frank • August 25, 2016

C_n y_ur type fill the missing g_ps? Yes! In an effort to create awareness about the need for blood donors and blood donations, the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester is taking part in an international blood donor campaign called the “Missing Type” initiative. Read this post to learn how you can help.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • August 18, 2016

On Aug. 17, 2007, 10,000 Mayo Clinic staff in Rochester got an introduction to the new Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center at an open house.

By Alyssa Frank • August 18, 2016

Mayo Clinic was named the best hospital in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top hospitals. In addition, Mayo Clinic is ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other hospital in the country.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • August 11, 2016

In 1981, Mayo Clinic’s Saint Marys Mary Brigh Building had state-of-the-art surgical facilities. View this post to see the photos.

By Alyssa Frank • August 11, 2016

On a gray, snowy April day in 1975 in Rochester, Minnesota, there was feeling of melancholy with a deepening recession, rising unemployment, soaring prices, famine and starvation, scandals, war, the arms race, problems of pollution, overpopulation, crime, and discrimination. On and on, the beat was negative. Further, the press of life in late winter seemed almost overbearing. Mayo Clinic Mayovox reporters decided to set out to sample the thinking of Mayo Clinic personnel on the subject of optimism. The question was simple and direct: “Are you optimistic or pessimistic about life in America these days?”

By Alyssa Frank • August 4, 2016

In April 1966, the first marble for the Mayo Building addition was hung at the 11th floor level on the west side. View this post to see photos from the construction.

By Alyssa Frank • July 28, 2016

This is a non-technical report written in 1959 on one of the illnesses that brings tens of thousands of people to the Mayo Clinic annually. It is emphatically not intended to make those of us on the non-medical side of the team into amateur doctors, diagnosing ourselves and others. It is intended to make us somewhat more aware of the problems faced by Mayo Clinic physicians and their patients.

By Alyssa Frank • July 21, 2016

In July 1990, dissecting a disease’s effects kept James D. Schmelzer’s research work interesting and challenging from day to day. As supervisor of the Neurophysiology Lab and Autonomic Reflex Lab, Schmelzer participated in research on peripheral nerves, specifically nerve blood flow and oxygen delivery within the nerve. His technical skills and research efforts were among the reasons he was selected as the 33rd Mayo Clinic paramedical staff member to receive Associate status.

By Alyssa Frank • July 14, 2016

Because of a visit to the Mayo Clinic in 1971, a patient from a Midwestern state learned of relatives he never knew existed. Providing patients with family trees is not a routine Mayo procedure, nor do Mayo consultants often double as genealogists. When they do, their interest lies not in uncovering an illustrious ancestor but in tracking down persons who have inherited a familial disease.

By Alyssa Frank • July 7, 2016

Every Fourth of July, emergency departments see an influx of injuries caused by fireworks. Mayo Clinic experts say the hands, face, and eyes are particularly vulnerable. In this “Mayo Clinic Minute,” reporter Vivien Williams discusses fireworks safety with Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist Dr. Jose Pulido.

By Kelley Luedke • July 4, 2016