Educational Outreach

For more than a century, Mayo Clinic has educated patients, medical professionals and members of the public. In fact, the name “Mayo Clinic” originated with doctors who came to learn new techniques by observing the Mayo brothers in surgery.

The Diabetic Primer, published soon after the discovery of insulin, was an early initiative in helping patients lead active independent lives as partners in the care they received. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, established in 1926, now ranks among the leading journals for the specialty of general internal medicine. Since 1983, Mayo Clinic Health Letter has delivered reliable information to consumers throughout the United States and around the world.

First issue of “Mayo Clinic Proceedings,” 1926.