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William James Mayo
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member dcrep
N 44° 01.602 W 092° 27.297
15T E 543679 N 4874982
Quick Description: William James Mayo was a physician in the United States and one of the co-founders of the Mayo Clinic, along with his brother Charles Horace Mayo.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2011 10:43:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMBZMG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
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Long Description:
William James Mayo (June 29, 1861 – July 28, 1939) was a physician in the United States and one of the co-founders of the Mayo Clinic. He and his brother, Charlie, both joined their father's private medical practice in Rochester, Minnesota, USA, after graduating from medical school in the 1880s. 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. Will Mayo was born to William Worrall Mayo and his wife Louise in Le Sueur, Minnesota in his parents' home. Dr. Will earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan in 1883. He specialized in pelvic and abdominal surgery, and by 1905 was recognized as the foremost American authority on stomach surgery. In 1899 he was elected to membership in the American Surgical Association, which he later said was the proudest day of his life. In 1905 he was elected president of the American Medical Association.

In 1919, Will and his brother Charlie 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 the Mayos' lifetime it registered one million patients. The idea of medical specialization was developed by this group of medical pioneers.

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

William James 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: 6/29/1961

Date of death: 7/28/1939

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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