File: "Mayo Clinic"

Scope and Content

File of material, largely correspondence dating from the 1940s and 1950s, relating to the Mayo Clinic and with surgical staff of the Clinic. Mayo Clinic was a pioneering diagnostic clinic with an orthopaedic section. The file comprises an offprint from British Journal of Surgery, January 1938, about a visit to the Mayo Clinic and correspondence with surgical staff of the clinic, namely Melvin S. Henderson 1943-1952, Ralph K. Ghormley 1940-1951, Henry W. Meyerding 1946-1949, Donald C. Balfour 1959-1962 and Mark B. Coventry 1977. This file provides useful information on congenital dislocation of the hip, reminiscences about orthopaedic colleagues such as Sir Robert Jones and Moynihan, orthopaedic developments and practices and the role of the US in the second world war.