This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Charles W. Mayo, “Dr. Chuck.” A recent article in the Post-Bulletin highlights the tributes that came in from around the world.
At 104 years old, Sylvia Molstre had accumulated a few stories. And a few scars. And a few stories about scars. Like the tiny scar that marks the spot where she had her appendix removed one Sunday afternoon by "Dr. Chuck," also known as Charles William Mayo, M.D., son of Dr. Charlie Mayo.
Dick Garbisch hit a milestone that not many do: his 100th birthday. For 90 of those years, Mayo Clinic has been a part of his story.
Mayo Clinic carves out a section of its History of Medicine Library for part of recovering bibliophile's collection and renames the library in his honor.
A birthday concert in honor of Sister Lauren Weinandt's 97th birthday was a special coda ahead of a major restoration and refurbishing of the carillon in Rochester.
In Rochester, the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Marys Hospital was building a reputation as a regional referral center. Take a step back to 1975 by reading this article from the February issue of Mayovox.
The W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library on the Rochester, Minnesota, campus has treasures from many places and periods of time. One volume, a 16th century anatomical work by Andreas Vesalius, is a milestone of medical history, but it has other tales to tell.
He's an 85-year-old performer who still attracts an audience around the world. Transparent Man is an iconic exhibit near the entrance to the Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center in the Siebens Subway in Rochester. He came to Mayo Clinic via Dresden, Germany, by way of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.
One of the most famous names in science became linked with Mayo Clinic when the Curie Hospital opened in Rochester in 1920. This was the first of multiple, ongoing associations that include friendship and collaboration, along with facilities, art and displays.
A century ago marked a critical time for Mayo Clinic. By every measure, the organization was successful. Yet William J. Mayo, M.D., was at a crossroads, with a mounting sense of pressure. He and his brother, Charles H. Mayo, M.D., faced a question that confronts many entrepreneurs: What will happen when I retire or die?
When Bernard van der Steen, a hotel and food industry entrepreneur from California, was a patient at Saint Marys Hospital in 1968, he established a fund that supports patients with cancer who have financial needs. Since its inception, the Bernard H. van der Steen Trust has provided more than $17 million to patients with financial needs who receive treatment for cancer at Mayo Clinic's Arizona and Rochester campuses.
The Doctors Mayo and Sisters of St. Francis created a unique model of teamwork in service to patients, which continues today.
A Mayo Clinic care team recently performed a simulated surgery on a young patient's stuffed dog to help ease the patient's fears about his own post-operative care.