july, 2019

thu11jul2:00 pmthu4:00 pmDocumentaries @ DelafieldKen Burns Presents The Mayo Clinic2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Details

Expand your horizon with a documentary on the first Thursday of every month at 2:00 PM.

No registration necessary.

 

This month, we are showing Ken Burns Presents The Mayo Clinic

Take a timely look at how one institution has met the changing demands of healthcare.

A new two-hour documentary executive-produced by Ken Burns and directed by Burns, Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers that features interviews with patients including John McCain and the Dalai Lama, the film tells the story of William Worrall Mayo, an English immigrant who began practicing medicine with his sons Will and Charlie in the late 1800s in Rochester, Minnesota.

When a deadly tornado tore through their small community in 1883, the Mayos took charge of recovery efforts, enlisting the help of the nearby Sisters of Saint Francis to care for patients. Afterwards, Mother Alfred Moes, the leader of the convent, told Dr. Mayo she had a vision from God that instructed her to build a hospital, with him as its director. She believed it would become “world renowned for its medical arts.”

Time

(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Delafield Public Library

500 Genesee Street

Organizer

Jen Bremerjbremer@delafieldlibrary.org

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