On July 4, 1939, baseball legend Lou Gehrig delivered the famous speech bidding farewell to the ballpark and his fans. Two weeks before he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at Mayo Clinic.

By Kelley Luedke • July 3, 2014

Take a look into “Mayo’s attic” to learn about some of the hidden Mayo history, including some of the papers of Mayo’s founders, film and audio recordings. [VIDEO]

By Kelley Luedke • June 26, 2014

In 1961, Mayo Clinic moved its histories to the Harwick building. Transfer of all 2,360,000 medical records took an overall total of about 2,500 working hours.

By Kelley Luedke • June 19, 2014

In the May issue of CAP TODAY, Minetta Liu, M.D., of the Department of Medical Oncology and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic discusses the use of circulating tumor cell (CTC) enumeration in her clinical practice.

By Kelley Luedke • June 17, 2014

On Oct. 8, 1919, Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie signed a deed to transform their private medical partnership into a not-for-profit organization with a salaried staff.

By Kelley Luedke • June 12, 2014

In the May issue of CAP TODAY, Michael Henry, M.D., director of cytopathology at Mayo Clinic and Devin Oglesbee, Ph.D., co-director of Mayo Clinic’s biochemical genetics laboratory in the Division of Laboratory Genetics, were interviewed to discuss the latest edition of the Laboratory Accreditation Program checklists.

By Kelley Luedke • June 12, 2014

Lou Gehrig came to Mayo Clinic 75 years ago this month, and gave his name to an illness called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Since then, around the world, ALS has been known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease.” Read this post to learn about Gehrig’s time spent at Mayo Clinic.

By Kelley Luedke • June 5, 2014

In June 1953, Mayo Clinic began the Laboratory Glassware Preparation Service for centralized ordering and storage of all glassware for laboratories of the Sections of Clinical Pathology, Biochemistry and Bacteriology.

By Kelley Luedke • May 29, 2014

In the May issue of Clinical Chemistry, David Murray, Ph.D., of the Mayo Clinic, analyzed the measurement of IgG subclasses.

By Kelley Luedke • May 28, 2014

Update: Video interview with Dr. Baudhuin has been added. In the May issue of “Clinical Chemistry,” Dr. Linnea Baudhuin assesses the recent Food and Drug Administration’s order to 23andMe to cease its marketing of its Personal Genome Service (PGS) test.

By Kelley Luedke • May 28, 2014

The April issue of Clinical Lab Products features Raouf Nakhleh, M.D., a pathologist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and his leadership of CAP’s CDC project to improve the impact of laboratory practice guidelines.

By Kelley Luedke • May 27, 2014

The Mayo Clinic Sesquicentennial of 2014 comes 50 years after the Mayo Centennial Year of 1964. The comparisons of these two milestones are interesting.

By Kelley Luedke • May 22, 2014

The Mayo Clinic Mayo-Aero Medical Unit had a widespread ripple effect, contributing to the success of open-heart surgery, commercial and military jet aviation and the space program.

By Kelley Luedke • May 15, 2014