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|ROCHESTER NEW! Postcard History Series by Alan CalavanoRochester, Minnesota has grown and changed incredibly since it was chartered as a city in 1858. Many of the places depicted in this book either no longer exist or have changed significantly. despite these changes, Rochester retains its small-town welcomeness. Using vintage postcards, this book tells the story of the development of a remarkable community. Whether readers have lived in Rochester all of their lives or are first-time visitors, this book is a fascinating look back into a unique history. Softcover. 128 pages.$21.95|
|HISTORIC MAYOWOOD MANSIONA Pictorial Guide compiled by Michele L. Amundsen and Barbara D. DahlinThis booklet provides the reader with an introduction to the Mayo Family and their association with the City of Rochester and the Mayo Clinic. Pertinent features of the Mayowood Mansion, built by Dr. & Mrs. Charles Horace Mayo, and its grounds are succinctly described and illustrated with excellent supporting photographs. Softcover.
|THE DOCTORS MAYOby Helen ClapesattleThis anecdotal and academic biography of the brothers, Dr. William James and Dr. Charles Horace Mayo, follows their father, Dr. William Worrall Mayo from Manchester, England to the frontier of southern Minnesota. It shows the young brothers’ deep and developing interest in medicine and reveals their professional maturation into the internationally renowned “Doctors Mayo”. Interwoven with the story of the family, is the birth and growth of the Mayo Clinic, from the earliest concept of medical group practice to the formation of the Mayo Foundation, created to insure this institution’s future, long after its founding members had passed into history. Softcover, 437 pages.
|MAYO ROOTSProfiling the Origins of Mayo Clinicby Clark W Nelson
Written by Mayo Clinic archivist and historian, Clark Nelson, MAYO ROOTS is a series of vignettes – glimpses into the lives and history of the Mayos and their Clinic. Readers can whet their historical interests on such topics as the politics of the Mayo Brothers; learn about the Mayo Family’s involvement with Rochester’s City Parks; puzzle out the true origin of the name, Mayo Clinic, or learn about the Clinic’s involvement in the isolation and development of thyroxine & cortisone. Softcover, 350 pages.
|IMAGES OF AMERICA:ROCHESTER, MINNESOTAby Ted St. Mane
Refresh your memory or become acquainted with vintage Rochester, MN through a series of photographs selected and researched by Ted St. Mane. The captions that accompany each photograph contain just the right amount of information to satisfy the most inquisitive peruser. Softcover, 128 pages.
|MRS. CHARLIE: THE OTHER MAYOby Judith Hartzell”This book has been a family work,” begins the introduction to Judith Hartzell’s biography of her husband’s grandmother, Edith Graham Mayo. The anecdotes and personal memories of the Mayo children and grandchildren, reveal Edith’s deep love for her large family and her life long devotion to healing the sick through her encouragement of Drs Charlie and Will in their efforts to establish the Mayo Clinic. Softcover, 124 pages.
|I STARTED ALL THIS The Life of Dr. William Worrall Mayo
by Judith Hartzell
Patriarch of the Mayo Clinic, the “Little Doctor” was a man of many diverse talents. He was a farmer; a newspaper editor, frontier doctor and daring surgeon, as well as a civic and political activist. But most of all, W.W. was a man of values and character who passed on these traits to his two sons along with instilling within them a lifelong devotion to medicine. Softcover, 177 pages.