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

Introduction

Dr. W.W. Mayo made a trip to Mexico sometime in the early 1900s. Both his sons, Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie, traveled to Mexico on a number of occasions to visit clinics and hospitals and set up training programs for Latin physicians and surgeons.

 

Dr. Will attending a bull fight in Mexico.  Dr. Will is in the upper right corner (standing without a hat on)

(Mayo Historical Unit Photograph Collection)

 

 

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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

Images courtesy of the W. Bruce Fye Center for the History of Medicine. For use permission, please contact Center staff.

Dr. William J. Mayo

La Academia Nacional de Medicina

[The National Academy of Medicine, Mexico]

William J. Mayo

October 3, 1923 

The National Academy of Medicine was established in 1864 to support medical practitioners in Mexico.

  

Sociedad de Cirugia de Guadalajara

[Society of Surgery of Guadalajara, Mexico]

William J. Mayo

March 26, 1925

Certificate of Honorary Membership in the society awarded to Dr. Will.

 

Dr. Charlie Mayo

La Academia Mexicana de Cirugia

[Mexican Academy of Surgery]

Charles H. Mayo

June 12, 1936

The Mexican Academy of Surgery was founded in 1933.  This insignia and certificate was awarded to Dr. Charlie upon his election as a Corresponding Foreign Member of the academy.

 

 La Academia Nacional de Medicina

[The National Academy of Medicine, Mexico]

Charles H. Mayo

December 23, 1931

The National Academy of Medicine was established in 1864 to support medical practitioners in Mexico.  Certificate of Honorary Membership in the academy awarded to Dr. Charlie.