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 15, 2020

Healing Begins When You Walk Through the Door: The "Inside Story" of Memorable Mayo Clinic Buildings       

Matthew D. Dacy  
Mayo Clinic Department of Development
Chair, Mayo Clinic Heritage Days

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
January 13
: (507) 284-3676 or email lane.hilary@mayo.edu

Future Presentations

  • March  18 - The History of Autopsy at Mayo Clinic 
    Presenter:  Mariam (Priva) P. Alexander, M.D., Anatomic Pathology, Mayo Clinic
  • May 11 - On Whose Authority
    In celebration of National Nurses Week and Florence Nightingale
    Presenter:  Patrick J. Dean, R.N. (retired), Department of Nursing, Mayo Clinic
  • July 22 - History of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic
    Presenter:  Elizabeth W. Cozine, M.D., Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  • October 7 - Of Life and Limb:  Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880-1960
    Presenter:  Justin Barr, M.D., Ph.D., General Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • November 4 - Title to be announced
    Presenter:  Jacalyn Duffin, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C), Ph.D.
    Hannah Chair History of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, CA
    Dr. Duffin is the 2020 W. Bruce Fye Visiting Professor.  


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