Frontier Surgeons

A Story about the Mayo Brothers

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

In the 1870s, surgery was a crude affair performed on the patient’s kitchen table. In the frontier town of Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. W. W. Mayo brought his young sons, Will and Charlie, to assist him with operations. Fifty years later, Rochester became a medical mecca as the Mayo brothers were established as world-class surgeons. With a firm belief in sharing information and learning from others, the Mayo brothers proved the benefits of cooperation in a jealously competitive field, and accomplished more than any single colleague of their time. Emily Crofford gives a vivid account of the Mayos’ meteoric rise to fame and their contributions as pioneers on the frontier of modern surgery.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 1989
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint LernerClassroom, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 56
Publication Date 1989-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.5
BISACS JNF007090, JNF007020
Dewey 610'.92'273
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Lexile 860
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 5.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 49542
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
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“A good addition. . .” —Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“. . .authoritative and objective.” —School Library Journal

Illustrator: Karen Ritz

Author: Emily Crofford

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →