These films present the history and culture of Mayo Clinic from diverse perspectives.
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Art, history and generosity come together in this story of how a dramatic statue on the Phoenix campus brings the Doctors Mayo “home” to Arizona.

In 1939, Bob Tierney was a teenager on the American Legion baseball team in Rochester, Minnesota. One day he met Lou Gehrig, who was in town for medical tests at Mayo Clinic. Seventy-five years later, Bob recalls their remarkable friendship.

This project earned an A-plus in the careful conservation of three historic documents.

In 1955, a five-year-old girl from North Dakota was the first person at Mayo Clinic and the second person in the world to survive surgery with a heart-lung bypass machine. Learn about the teamwork and dedication that opened a new era in cardiovascular surgery. (4:14 mins.)

To pass the time between appointments at Mayo Clinic, Fran and Marlow Cowan sat down at a piano in the lobby and began to play. The result was a YouTube sensation that brings the spirit of Mayo Clinic to life.

After Dr. Will died, Hattie Mayo spent winters in Arizona and made a phonograph recording for her family in Minnesota. This film evokes the holiday spirit of that earlier time. (2:45 mins.)