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W. Bruce Fye Center For the History of Medicine: England

Introduction

The Mayos traveled to England on a number of occasions to receive honorary diplomas and memberships, speak at medical meetings and hospitals, and to connect with family.

 Telegram from King George V, welcoming the Interstate Post Graduate Assembly (and Dr. Charlie) to England in July of 1925.

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Guide/ Contents

These links serve as your quick guide through our exhibit.  Click on a link that interests you to find more information.  To return to the first page click the top tab titled "Mayo Family Travels" or look for the Back to Start link in the Introduction on every page.

Travels
United States | 
Argentina |  Australia and New Zealand |  Austria |  Belgium |  Brazil |  Canada |  Czekoslovakia [Czech Republic] |  Cuba |  Denmark |  Ecuador |  England |  Finland |  France |  Ireland |  Italy |  Mexico |  Peru |  Scotland |  Serbia |  Spain |  Sweden

Diplomas, Memberships, and Awards
Original Medical Diplomas |   United States Army Commendations and Awards |  Awards and Memberships from United States |  Awards and Memberships from International Organizations

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Dr. William J. Mayo

 

 The Royal Society of Medicine

London, England

 William James Mayo

1921

The Medical and Chirurgical Society of London was officially formed in 1805 to promote discourse and communication among practitioners of the “several branches of the medical profession,” and to found a library.  It was granted a Royal Charter in 1834.  In 1907, a supplementary Royal Charter gave the society its current name.  Dr. Will received this letter and certificate upon election to the society as an Honorary Fellow.

 

 The Royal College of Surgeons of England

William James Mayo

July 31, 1913

The Royal College of Surgeons began as a trade guild, the Company of Barber-Surgeons, in 1540.  An Act of Parliament split the group in1745, and in 1800 the Company of Surgeons was granted a Royal Charter, becoming the Royal College of Surgeons of London (later RCS England).  The college works to promote surgical specialties in medicine.  This certificate was awarded to Dr. Will upon his election as an Honorary Fellow.

  

 

University of Leeds

England

William J. Mayo

July 13, 1923

Notification of the conferment of an Honorary Doctor of Science degree, with personal letter and invitation.

 

Dr. Charlie Mayo

The Royal Society of Medicine

London, England

 Charles Horace Mayo

1926

The Medical and Chirurgical Society of London was officially formed in 1805 to promote discourse and communication among practitioners of the “several branches of the medical profession,” and to found a library.  It was granted a Royal Charter in 1834.  In 1907 a supplementary Royal Charter gave the society its current name.  Dr. Charlie received this certificate upon election to the society as an Honorary Fellow.

 

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Charles Horace Mayo

February 22, 1920

The Royal College of Surgeons began as a trade guild, the Company of Barber-Surgeons, in 1540.  An Act of Parliament split the group in1745, and in 1800 the Company of Surgeons was granted a Royal Charter, becoming the Royal College of Surgeons of London (later RCS England).  The college works to promote surgical specialties in medicine.  This certificate was awarded to Dr. Charlie upon his election as an Honorary Fellow.

 

University of Leeds, England

Charles H. Mayo

July 23, 1929

Letter relating to the conferment of an honorary Doctor of Science degree.

 

 

London Hospital Medical College and Dental School

England

Charles H. Mayo

June 2, 1925

Program for the Distribution of Prizes to the students.  Dr. Charlie was the guest presenter for the ceremony.

 

Brothers

 

University of Manchester

England

William J. Mayo and Charles H. Mayo

May 15, 1929

Correspondence and program relating to the conferment of Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees on both Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie.