Last week, Mayo Clinic held its 150th Anniversary Signature Event recognizing its first 150 years beginning in 1864 when William Worrall Mayo, M.D., settled his family in Rochester, Minn. and opened a small medical practice. His sons, William J. Mayo, M.D., and Charles H. Mayo, M.D. transformed the family practice into Mayo Clinic, a global center of hope and healing.
Jason Davis went on the road to learn more about the past, present, and future of Mayo Clinic. He features Mayo's discoveries that have improved the quality of life for people around the world including the discovery of cortisone and innovations from the Mayo-Aero Medical Unit during World War II.
Looking towards the future, he highlights Mayo's research and health care innovations such as the telemedicine program, the brain bank where investigators are researching the underlying causes of neurodegenerative disorders, and advancements in regenerative medicine.
Watch "On the Road with Jason Davis" and learn more about Mayo's history, accomplishments, and future without even having to leave your chair.