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Mayo Clinic, The: Faith, Hope and Science

Synopsis
In the wake of a deadly tornado in rural Minnesota in 1883, Doctor Mayo and his two sons enlisted the help of a group of Catholic nuns to care for the wounded. This documentary tells the story of the hospital that was built later. By combining the history of the institution with stories about present-day patients, the film makes an important contribution to discussions about our commitment to taking care of each other, about the role of money and profit in medicine, and about the very nature of healing itself. The Mayos had a simple philosophy, "the needs of the patient come first."
Extras:
Deleted Scenes including Additional Patient Stories and Destination Medicine, 1928.
Language
English (United States)
Country
United States
Year of production
2018
Subjects
History; Medical sciences
Keywords
hospitals; USA; patient care

Credits

Director
Ken Burns
Contributor
Peter Coyote

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
116 minutes
Year
2018

Distributor

Name

PBS Shop

Web
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