William James Mayo

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Birthday
29, 1861
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Jul 28, 1939 (78)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
29, 1861
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Jul 28, 1939 (78)

About

Co-founder––along with his brother––of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.

Before Fame

He was asked by the Sisters of Saint Francis to help make a new hospital. In return, he, along with his brother and father opened their own section.

Trivia

He predicted that life expectancy in the world would be 70 years in the early 20th century-–and he was right.

Family Life

He and his brother learned the basics of the profession from accompanying their father, a doctor, on house visits.

Associated With

He and his brother were depicted on a postage stamp, as was Amelia Earhart.