History of Medicine Society
Lecture Series

This scholarly program presents lectures on diverse topics by experts in the history of medicine. Lectures are free and open to Mayo Clinic employees and students, patients, visitors and the public. 

Wednesday, May 10

The History of Otorhinolaryngology at
Mayo Clinic:  The Birth and Development
of a Surgical Subspecialty


Matthew L. Carlson, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology
Mayo Clinic

Leighton Auditorium, Siebens Building
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN  

Complimentary light buffet at 5:30 p.m.
Lecture at 6:00 p.m.

Note: To provide adequate seating and food, please RSVP by Monday, May 8: (507) 284-3676 or email lane.hilary@mayo.edu 


2017 Dates

  • July 17 - to be announced

  • September 11 - "Mayo Clinic: World Famous Medical Center to the Region" - presented by Jennifer Gunn, Ph.D., Director, Program in the History of Medicine, University of Minnesota, MN

  • October 23 - presentation by Thomas John (Jock) Murray, FRCPC, W. Bruce Fye Visiting Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax, CA

  • November 13 - "Early 20th Century French Caricatures of Physicians and Surgeons: A Stunning Display of Artistic Satire" - presented by W. Bruce Fye, M.D.


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