It all began with a country doctor and his sons—two boys raised to be doctors “the way farm boys are taught to be farmers.”
This film imagines Dr. William J. Mayo recalling an actual event from his childhood, when he and his brother, Charlie, accompanied their father on a journey to perform a difficult operation. On that memorable day, Will and Charlie learned the values of compassion, teamwork and dedication to the needs of the patient – values that became the foundation of Mayo Clinic.
Mayo Clinic Heritage Films produces original documentaries and dramatizations about key aspects of Mayo’s history. With the generous support of our benefactors, these award-winning films include cinematography of the highest quality; rare photos, movies and artifacts; and interviews with people who took part in historic events.
Enjoy these preview clips and visit http://store.mayoclinic.com/productList.cfm?mpc=6 to purchase the full-length DVD. Proceeds from the sale of each film support Mayo’s not-for-profit mission of excellence in patient care, research and education.