|William James Mayo|
|Born||(1861-06-29)June 29, 1861
Le Sueur, Minnesota
|Died||July 28, 1939(1939-07-28) (aged 78)
|Fields||Medicine & Surgery|
|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.
The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.
Lord, deliver me from the man who never makes a mistake, and also from the man who makes the same mistake twice.