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First surgery at Saint Marys Hospital
 
First Surgery at Saint Marys Hospital

The first operation at Saint Marys Hospital, 1889. The patient is still wearing his boots!

This artifact appears with the following stories:
1883 Winds of Change
A tornado makes it clear that Rochester needs a hospital.
1889 The First Surgery
Dr. Charles H. Mayo, assisted by his father and brother, performs the first surgery at Saint Marys.

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