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MN90: The Mayo Brothers Make Medical History

The Mayo Clinic treats more than half a million people each year in Rochester, Minnesota, and in facilities in Florida and Arizona. MN90 producer Marisa Helms reports that the Mayo family philosophy of team-based patient care was established early on, and continues to be a hallmark of the world-famous hospital.

Ginger spice canister

Ginger spice canister

Ginger spice canister, J.R. Watkins Company, Winona, Minnesota, c.1920–c.1945.

Red pepper canister

Red pepper canister

Red pepper canister, J.R. Watkins, Winona, Minnesota, 1913–1920.

Vanilla extract bottle

Vanilla extract bottle

Vanilla extract bottle, J.R. Watkins, Winona, Minnesota, c.1895–c.1912.

Aerial view, Mayo Clinic and surrounding area, Rochester

Aerial view, Mayo Clinic and surrounding area, Rochester

Aerial view, Mayo Clinic and surrounding area, Rochester, 1972. Photographer: Vincent H. Mart.

Statue of William and Charles Mayo, Mayo Park, Rochester

Statue of William and Charles Mayo, Mayo Park, Rochester

Statue of William and Charles Mayo, Mayo Park, Rochester, c.1952.

Dr. Charles H. Mayo

Dr. Charles H. Mayo

Dr. Charles H. Mayo, c.1935.

Dr. William J. Mayo and Dr. Charles H. Mayo with President Franklin Roosevelt

Dr. William J. Mayo and Dr. Charles H. Mayo with President Franklin Roosevelt

Dr. William J. Mayo and Dr. Charles H. Mayo with President Franklin Roosevelt, Rochester, 1934.

Dr. William J. Mayo

Dr. William J. Mayo

Dr. William J. Mayo, c.1933.

Desk F at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Desk F at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Desk F at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, 1933.

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