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Mayo History and Culture: Resources

Selected Resources on Mayo History and Culture

Selected Resources on Mayo History and Culture

This page provides a list of published resources on Mayo Clinic history and culture. For archival materials and more in-depth research, please see the Mayo Archives and Fye Center for the History of Medicine website. For specific questions relating to the history of Mayo Clinic, please use this form.

Heritage Films

Mayo Clinic Heritage Films are available online so you can access award-winning documentaries and dramatizations on demand any place and any time. Most films are approximately 30 minutes in length. They include archival photos and movies, authentic reenactments and on-location scenes from throughout the U.S. and internationally. Films are produced in-house by Mayo Clinic Heritage Days and Media Support Services in collaboration with colleagues throughout Mayo Clinic

You can view the films on the Mayo Clinic History and Heritage website, where viewers can also access previews, behind-the-scenes features and discussion guides.  

Further access for Mayo Employees:

  • Click on the Video tab on the Mayo Clinic intranet home page to enter Video Exchange.
  • Select Programs at the top.
  • Choose “H” and then "Heritage Films".

Mayo employees also have access to short videos on history-related topics and activities sponsored by Heritage Days:

  • Click on the Video tab on the Mayo Clinic intranet home page to enter Video Exchange.
  • Select Programs at the top.
  • Choose “H” and then "Heritage Days".


Aphorisms of Dr. Charles Horace Mayo, 1865-1939, and Dr. William James Mayo, 1861-1939 / collected by Fredrick A. Willius.
R154.M33 A5 1997x

Art to science : department of anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic / Kai Rehder, Peter Southorn, Alan Sessler.
RD78.62.M55 R43 2000x

Brand aid : the revolutionary transformation of the Mayo Clinic brand / John La Forgia.
RA982.R56 M4567 2019x

Caring for the heart : Mayo Clinic and the rise of specialization / W. Bruce Fye.
RC681.A3 F84 2015

Celebration of caring : the Mayo Clinic heritage in Arizona / Suzanne Winckler.
RA964 .M383 2007x 

A century of caring, 1889-1989.
(Saint Marys Hospital-History)
RA982.R6 S256 1988x

Cortisone / Edward C. Kendall.
R154.K275 A3 1971  

Dedicated to excellence: The Rochester Methodist Hospital story / by William J. Holmes.
RA982.N5 R66 1987x

Dedication of St. Mary's Hospital, conducted by the Sisters of St. Francis / Saint Marys Hospital.
RA982.R676 S146 1894x  

The Doctors Mayo, by Helen Clapesattle.
R154.M33 C3 1941

Early days in the Mayo Clinic, by William F. Braasch.
RA982.R56 M39 1969

Forty-four years with the Mayo Clinic, 1908-1952 / [Recollections of] Harry J. Harwick [written by William Holmes].
RA982.R56 M45 1957 

General surgery at the Mayo Clinic, 1900-1970 / documented by O.T. Clagett, a Mayo Clinic surgeon.
RD27.3.M33 C5 1980x

Henry Stanley Plummer, a diversified genius / by Fredrick A. Willius.
R154.P69 W5 1960

A history of community internal medicine : Mayo Clinic Rochester / Kenneth G. Berge, George R. Murrow, Malcolm I. Lindsay, and Richard D. Hurt. [1996]
Archives Collection

A History of the department of internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic / John L. Graner.
RC48 .G73 2002x  

History of the Mayo Clinic department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, 1911-2002 / Joachim L. Opitz, Robert W. DePompolo.
RM701 .O65 2005x  

The history of rheumatology at Mayo Clinic / Gene G. Hunder, Eric L. Matteson.
RC927 .H85 2018x

I started all this : the life of Dr. William Worrall Mayo / a biography by Judith Hartzell.
R154.M33 H37 2004x

The internal medicine heritage of Mayo Clinic / Thomas M. Habermann, Renee E. Ziemer, John L. Graner.
RA982.R56 H33 2002x

Management Engineering & Consulting at Mayo Clinic: Blending Science and Engineering for an Enduring Mission / Janine (Coelho) Kamath, Amerett Donahoe-Anshus.
RA967.8 .K35 2017x

The Mayo brothers' heritage : quotes & pictures / Thomas M. Habermann, Renee E. Ziemer, Carolyn Stickney Beck. 
R154.M33 H33 2001x
(2006 edition also available)

Mayo Clinic endocrinology:  a history / William F. Young, Jr.
RC649 .Y58 2017x

Mayo Clinic: faith, hope, science / David Blistein and Ken Burns.
RA982.R56 B55 2018x (2018)


Mayo Clinic dermatology : the first ninety years / edited by Mark Denis P. Davis.
RL21.M53 M38 2007x


Mayo Clinic pathology:  the first 100 years / Lester E. Wold
RB125 .W65 2005x

Mayo Clinic radiology:  a history / Franklin Earnest IV
RM849 .E27 2014x


Mayo roots : profiling the origins of Mayo Clinic / Clark W. Nelson.
RA981.A2 N43 1990x

Mayo; the story of my family and my career / Charles W. Mayo.
R154.M33 A3 1968

Mrs. Charlie : the other Mayo :  a biography.  Second edition / Judith Hartzell.
HQ1438.M6 H37 2019x


The nurses of Mayo Clinic : caring healers / Arlene Keeling
RT5.M55 K44 2014x  


Obstetrics and gynecology: caring for women at Mayo Clinic / Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.
RG103.2 .O28 2018x

Odyssey in faith : the story of Mother Alfred Moes, Foundress of two Franciscan Congregations and Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota / Carlan Kraman, OSF.
BX4705.M5875 K72 1990x


Ophthalmology at Mayos : historical perspectives 1883-1972 / John W. Henderson
RE30.U6 H4 1981x

Orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic : 1910-1990 / [editor: B.F. Morrey ; associate editor: J.C. Ivins].
RD705.5 .O78 1990x

A passion for the river : Mayo and the Mississippi / [editor, Matthew D. Dacy]
R154.M33 P37 2004x

Pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic : from beginnings through 1952 / George B. Logan, Haddow M. Keith, Stephen D. Mills.
R256 .L6 1980x

Physicians of the Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Foundation / Mayo Clinic.

R108 .M27 1937x

The quest for cortisone / Thom W. Rooke.
RM292.4.C67 R66 2012  

Sincere et Constanter, 1906 - 1970: the story of Saint Marys School of Nursing / Virginia Simons Wentzel.
RT81.M6 W45 2006x

The Sisters' story : Saint Marys Hospital-Mayo Clinic / Ellen Whelan, O.S.F.
2 volumes: pt.1. 1889-1939, pt.2. 1939-1980.
RA982.R676 W44

Sketch of the history of the Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Foundation / from the Division of Publications, Mayo Clinic.
RA982.R56 M35 1926


A souvenir of Saint Mary’s Hospital / Saint Mary’s Hospital.
RA982.R6 S35 1922x

35 years and more : a history of the RMH Auxiliary 1955-1990 / Rochester Methodist Hospital (Minn.) 
RA972.7 .R63 1990x

A view of the first 50 years of psychiatry and psychology at the Mayo Clinic / by Maurice J. Martin.
RC445.M3 M38 1997x

Women of Mayo Clinic: the founding generation / by Virginia Wright-Peterson.
R692 .W75 2016