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

Introduction

Dr. Will is known to have toured Italy at least once (in 1910) to review clinics, and probably made other stops as his later travel in Europe allowed.  Dr. Charlie also visited Italy as part of the European tour of the Interstate Post Graduate Assembly in 1925.

 

Dr. Charles H. Mayo with a group of visitng Italian physicians

 

 

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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

 

Commendatore dell’ Ordine della Corona d’Italia, Insignia

[Commander of the Order of the Crown of Italy]

 William James Mayo

April 25, 1932

The order was formed in 1868 to commemorate the unification of Italy.  It was suppressed upon the formation of the Republic of Italy in 1946.  The award was given for meritorious service or achievement.

 

Società Tosco-Umbra Di Chirurgia

[Tuscan-Umbrian Society of Surgery, Italy]

William J. Mayo

April 19, 1935

The society was founded in 1934 for the study and advancement of surgery in Tuscany and Umbria, Italy.  This letter is a notification of election as a corresponding member in the society.

 

 

La Societá Medico-Chirurgica di Bologna

[The Society of Medicine and Surgery of Bologna, Italy]

William J. Mayo

March 21, 1924

Founded in 1802, the society supports the study and progress of surgery, medicine and other related scientific fields.  This certificate was presented to Dr. Will as a corresponding member.

 

Società Piemontese di Chirurgia

[Society of Surgery, Piedmont, Italy]

William J. Mayo

1931

Established by Dr. Mario Donati in 1931, the society elected Dr. Will to corresponding membership during its founding year.

 

R. Romanae Medicorum Academiae

[Royal Academy of Medicine of Rome, Italy]

Wilhelmo J. Mayo

[William J. Mayo]

January 7, 1923

Certificate presented to Dr. Will as an Honorary Foreign Member of the academy.

 

Dr. Charlie Mayo

Commendatore dell’ Ordine della Corona d’Italia

[Commander of the Order of the Crown of Italy]

Charles Horace Mayo

April 23, 1932

The order was formed in 1868 to commemorate the unification of Italy.  It was suppressed upon the forming of the Republic of Italy in 1946.  The award was given for meritorious service or achievement.

 

R. Romanae Medicorum Academiae

[Royal Academy of Medicine of Rome, Italy]

Carolo Mayo

[Charles H. Mayo]

March 1, 1927

Certificate presented to Dr. Charlie for honorary membership in the society.