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William J. Mayo, MD1883, HMA1908, HSCD1908

William J. Mayo
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When a tornado struck Rochester, Minnesota, where Mayo was practicing, he and his brother labored to save the injured at a makeshift hospital. A local nun who assisted during the crisis encouraged the Mayo brothers to open a hospital—and so started the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.

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