New exhibit and short films reveal unique chapters in Mayo's history
Since its earliest days, Mayo Clinic has been at the forefront of advancements in medicine and scientific research. A new series of short films and an online exhibit showcase unique aspects and lesser-known facts from Mayo’s rich history.
Explore the Stories tab to see short video interviews with experts about these intriguing subjects.
- Mayo’s Aeromedical Research during World War II – See a scale model of Mayo Clinic’s human centrifuge and the facility where classified aeromedical research took place.
- From Paper to Digital: The Medical Record at Mayo Clinic – Learn how Mayo Clinic’s medical record evolved from paper ledgers to the electronic tool used today.
- Scalpel to Sketch: Why Medical Illustration is a Force of Knowledge at Mayo Clinic – Discover the origins of the “Transparent Man,” its connection to medical illustration and the use of virtual reality in education today.
- Behind the Scenes of the Mayo Clinic Carillon – Join Austin Ferguson, Mayo’s carillonneur, for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Mayo Clinic carillon.
Curious to learn more about Mayo Clinic’s contributions to aeromedicine during World War II? Visit this online exhibit on the W. Bruce Fye Center for the History of Medicine website. “Top Secret: Mayo Aeromedicine and Operation Paperclip“ tells the story of the Mayo Aero Medical Unit during World War II and highlights the work of Mayo Clinic physiologist Dr. Edward J. Baldes in postwar Germany with Operation Paperclip, a secret U.S. government program that recovered important research and recruited German scientists.
Image: The Transparent Man is displayed in the Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Resource Center, subway level of the Siebens Building, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.