New History of Medicine Exhibit

January 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm

In 1950 Mayo Clinic Library accepted a bequest consisting of the library of the late Boyd T. Williams, M.D., of Hudson, Wisconsin. Doctor Williams had collected extensively, and claimed to have one of the country’s largest libraries on cancer and tumor disease.  Although there appears to be no professional relationship between Williams and Mayo Clinic or the Mayo brothers, he surely knew of the Clinic and perhaps wanted his collection to permanently reside in a place where it might be used by researchers and clinicians.

This exhibit highlights some of the books from the Williams Collection and an accompanying handout describes a man as complex and baffling as the disease he sought to cure. For more information, see Boyd T. Williams Exhibit (Mayo intranet only) or visit the exhibit at the History of Medicine Library, Plummer 15-07. The History of Medicine Library is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.  Or call Hilary Lane at 284-3676 to arrange a visit.

Hilary Lane
Coordinator, History of Medicine Library

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