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Charles Horace Mayo
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member dcrep
N 44° 01.604 W 092° 27.297
15T E 543679 N 4874986
Quick Description: Charles Horace Mayo was an American medical practitioner and was one of the founders of the Mayo Clinic along with his brother, William James Mayo.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2011 10:22:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMBZM8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
Views: 4

Long Description:
Charles Horace Mayo (July 19, 1865 – May 26, 1939) was an American medical practitioner and was one of the founders of the Mayo Clinic along with his brother, William James Mayo. Charlie graduated from the medical school of Northwestern University in 1888 and joined his father, William Worrall Mayo, and older brother Will, in their private medical practice in Rochester, Minnesota. The brothers and their father were the original surgeons at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, which opened in 1889. Due in part to the growing reputation of the Mayo brothers' surgical skills, Rochester became known throughout the mid-west and even nationally as a surgical destination of choice.

Dr. Charlie Mayo specialized in surgery of the eye, ear, nose, and throat, bones and joints, brain, nerves, and neck. In 1903, he was elected to membership in the American Surgical Association, and in 1905 was elected president of the Minnesota State Medical Society. Dr. Charlie was perhaps best known for his expertise in surgery of the thyroid and goiter (enlargement of the thyroid). In 1916 he was elected president of the American Medical Association.

In 1919, Charlie and his brother Will donated all the assets of the clinic to the Mayo Properties Association, at which point the private practice became the not-for-profit Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic came to be regarded as one of the foremost medical treatment and research institutions in the world. Within Mayo's lifetime it registered one million patients. The idea of medical specialization was developed by this group of medical pioneers. A close and enduring relationship between the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota Medical School developed.

-info from Wikipedia and "The Doctors Mayo" by Clapesattle.

Charles Horace Mayo is buried at the Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester Minnesota. According to the cemetery office staff, the cemetery is open to the public when the gates are open, which is from dawn to dusk.
Co-founder of the Mayo Clinic.

Date of birth: 7/19/1865

Date of death: 5/26/1939

Area of notoriety: Medicine

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: daylight hours

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

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