Charles Horace Mayo

About Charles Horace Mayo

Who is it?: Surgeon
Birth Day: July 19, 1865
Birth Place: Rochester, United States
Died On: May 26, 1939(1939-05-26) (aged 73)\nChicago, Illinois
Birth Sign: Leo
Citizenship: U.S.
Alma mater: Northwestern University
Known for: Founding of the Mayo Clinic
Fields: Medicine, Surgery

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Charles Horace Mayo was born on July 19, 1865 in Rochester, United States, is Surgeon. Charles Horace Mayo was an American medical practitioner who co-founded the Mayo Clinic in collaboration with his brother and others. Adept in all surgical fields, he had especial expertise in neurosurgery and cataract operations. In addition, he had invented many modern methods of goiter and orthopedic surgeries. However, he is best known as one of the founders of the Mayo Clinic—a world-class medical treatment, research, and training facility in Rochester, Minnesota. From their childhood, Charles and his elder brother William accompanied their doctor father on his professional visits and watched him making diagnoses, prescribing treatment and later assisted in surgeries. Thus it was almost predestined that the brothers would study medicine and once they passed out from medical college, they joined their father in his private practice. Later as their father retired, they were joined by other doctors and together they opened the Mayo Clinic. The forty-five bedded surgical clinic they opened in 1903 turned into a multi-building integrated medical facility with a few decades under their stewardship.
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Charles graduated from the medical school of Northwestern University in 1888 and joined his father, william Worrall Mayo, and older brother, william James Mayo, in their private medical practice in Rochester, Minnesota.


He was also responsible for the clinic's ophthalmic patients until 1908. He and early partners insisted on sterile conditions in the operating room, and that was one of many factors which contributed to the medical practice's early surgical successes.


The Mayos' first partner was Augustus Stinchfield, who was hired by william Worrall Mayo. Once in place as a partner in the private practice, W. W. Mayo retired at age 73. The private practice became the not-for-profit Mayo Clinic in 1919. At that point, the remaining partners went on salary, and the Mayo Properties Association was established. The world's first "integrated group practice" was established by the seven partners and staff.


Mayo retired in 1930 and died of pneumonia in 1939 in Chicago, Illinois. His two sons Charles william Mayo and Joseph Graham Mayo both worked at the clinic. Joseph Graham Mayo was killed in November 1936 in an accident when a train hit his car killing him and his hunting dog, Floosie. Mr. Mayo and his dog were buried in the same casket. And a grandson, Charles Horace Mayo II, served a residency at the clinic. The United States Postal Service released a stamp on September 11, 1964 depicting Charles Horace Mayo and his brother.