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


Both Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie made trips to Scotland when they were in Britain attending clinics and visiting hospitals.

Sir James Syme, Surgeon, University of Edinburgh

(William J. Mayo Friendship Gallery) 


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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.

International Travels
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

Collegii Regii Chirurgorum Edinburgensis

[Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland]

William James Mayo

July 1, 1905

From its formal foundation in 1505, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh dedicated itself to promoting the highest standards in surgical education, training and clinical practice.  This certificate was presented to Dr. Will when he became a fellow of the College.


Societas Medico-Chirurgica Edinburgensis

[Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Society, Scotland]

Gulielmum J. Mayo

[William J. Mayo]

May 21, 1921

Certificate of honorary membership in the society granted to Dr. Will for “distinguished attainments in Medicine or the allied sciences.”


Senatus Inclitae Universitatis Aberdonensis

[University of Aberdeen, Scotland]

Gulielmum J. Mayo

[William J. Mayo]

June 7, 1936

Certificate received upon conferment of the Honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

Correspondence and clipping from H. J. Butchart, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

William J. Mayo

February 28, 1933

Letter from H. J. Butchart informing Dr. Will that he had been offered an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree.


The clipping shows Dr. Will with Sir George Adam Smith, principal and vice-chancellor of the university.


Dr. Charlie Mayo

Nos Universitatis Academicae Edinburgensis

[University of Edinburgh, Scotland]

Carolum Horatium Mayo

[Charles Horace Mayo]

June 12, 1925

Honorary Doctor of Laws certificate received upon conferment of the degree.