Mayo Clinic bronze brothers ‘lead by example,' wear masks

Mayo Clinic bronze brothers ‘lead by example,' wear masks
A bronze sculpture of founding brothers William and Charles Mayo is decked out with face masks in front of the world-famous hospital. (Source: Mayo Clinic)

ROCHESTER, Minn. (Gray News) – The Mayo Clinic is keeping things light in the middle of a pandemic.

A bronze sculpture of founding brothers William and Charles Mayo is decked out with face masks in front of the world-famous hospital.

Jolene Schouweiler of the Mayo Clinic’s Department of Urology was walking by the statue when inspiration struck.

"Since this is our new normal, I thought the Mayo Brothers would like to lead by example," she said.

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Schouweiler loaned the brothers a couple of her masks before snapping the photo.

The Mayo Clinic grew out of a family practice started by William Worrall Mayo in the late 1800s. His sons William and Charles joined him after completing medical school.

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