Charles Horace Mayo

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Charles Horace Mayo

Charles Horace Mayo (19 July 186526 May 1939) was an American medical practitioner and was one of the founders of the Mayo Clinic.


  • I abhor vivisection. It should be abolished. I know of no achievement through vivisection, no scientific discovery, that could not have been obtained without such barbarism and cruelty. The whole thing is evil.
    • Heard, personally, in 1921 or 1922 by the interviewer William H. Hendrix, staff writer for the New York Daily News, and later reported by Hendrix in New York Daily News, 13 March 1961; see "Animal Experiments", in Los Angeles Times, 26 October 1991. Quoted in Hans Ruesch, Slaughter of the Innocent, Bantam Books, 1978, p. 235.

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