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


Dr. Will went to Sweden in 1914; he and Dr. Charlie also hosted a number of Swedish physicians in Rochester over the years. In 1934, His Royal Highness Prince Olav visited the Clinic to learn about Mayo's group practice. 


Gunnar Nystrom, Uppsala, Sweden

(Charles H. 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

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

Dr. William J. Mayo

Address on the occasion of Dr. William J. Mayo’s 70th birthday


William J. Mayo

June 29, 1931

Greetings sent to Dr. Will on the occasion of his 70th birthday.  The address is signed by a number of Swedish surgeons.


Commander of the Royal Order of the Northern Star, Sweden 

William J. Mayo

November 8, 1927

The Order of the Northern Star was instituted by King Frederick I in 1748 to honor foreigners for their service to Sweden.  Presented to Dr. Will by His Majesty the King of Sweden.



Dr. Charlie Mayo

Dr. Charlie did not received any awards from Sweden.