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, January 23, 2019

Medical Book Collecting and Scholarship: 
A Recovering Bibliomaniac Shares His Perspective 







W. Bruce Fye, M.D.
Emeritus Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine, Mayo Clinic   


Phillips Hall, Siebens Building street level
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, January 21
: (507) 284-3676 or email lane.hilary@mayo.edu

Future Presentations

  • March 20 - The Crusade for Forgotten Souls:  Reforming Minnesota's Mental Institutions, 1946-1954
    Presenter:  Susan Bartlett Foote, J.D., M.A.
    Professor Emerita, Division of Health Pollicy and Management, University of Minnesota
  • May 22 - Hidden in Plain View: Discovering the Work of a 16th Century Anatomist Hidden in the Historiated Initials of Andreas Vesalius - Surprising Images of the Healing, Stealing, Dissection and Visection of Bodies
    Presenter:  Douglas J. Lanska, M.D., M.S., MSPH, FAAN, Emeritus
    Veterans Affairs Medical Centre, Tomah, WI
  • July 24 - The History of Neurology in Film: The Early Beginnings
    Presenter:  Eelco F. Wijdicks, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor of Neurology, Associate Professor of History of Medicine
    Mayo Clinic
    Leighton Auditorium, Siebens Building
  • October 2-  Title to be announced
    Presenter:  Judith Hartzell, author of "Mrs. Charlie: The Other Mayo" 
  • November 14 - Title to be announced
    Presenter:  Paul D. Kligfield, M.D., 2019 W. Bruce Fye Visiting Professor
    Clinical Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY


Check back for updates and more information.