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William James Mayo
Born (1861-06-29)June 29, 1861
Le Sueur, Minnesota
Died July 28, 1939(1939-07-28) (aged 78)
Rochester, Minnesota
Residence Rochester, Minnesota
Citizenship US
Nationality American
Fields Medicine & Surgery
Institutions Mayo Clinic
Alma mater University of Michigan (M.D.)
Known for One of the principal founders of the Mayo Clinic
Notable awards Distinguished Service Medal (U.S. Army)

Given one well-trained physician of the highest type he will do better work for a thousand people than ten specialists.
William J. Mayo
The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.
William J. Mayo
Lord, deliver me from the man who never makes a mistake, and also from the man who makes the same mistake twice.
William J. Mayo
A specialist is a man who knows more and more about less and less.