Charles Horace Mayo Biography
Birthday: July 19, 1865 (Cancer)
Born In: Rochester
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.