Ken Burns: The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope and Science - AV Item

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This is the story of the renowned institution that has been called  the “place for hope when there is no hope.” 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 ... More
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This is the story of the renowned institution that has been called  the “place for hope when there is no hope.” 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 Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope and Science It began in 1883 as an unlikely partnership between a group of Catholic nuns and a country doctor named William Worrall Mayo. In the wake of a deadly tornado in rural Minnesota, Mayo and his two sons, Will and Charlie enlisted the help of Mother Alfred Moes and her nearby Order of Franciscan Sisters to care for the wounded. Later, Mother Alfred would claim to have had a vision instructing her to build a hospital in Rochester, Minnesota with Mayo as its director. It would become, she said, “world renowned for its medical arts.”

The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope and Science tells the story of the renowned institution that has been called a “Medical Mecca,” the “Supreme Court of Medicine,” and the “place for hope when there is no hope.” By combining the history of the institution with intimate 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.”

SPECIAL FEATURES
Deleted Scenes including Additional Patient Stories and Destination Medicine, 1928
Behind-the-Scenes Music Video

Producer: Julie Coffman, Erik Ewers, Christopher Loren Ewers
Executive Producer: Ken Burns, Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers
Production Company: WETA; Florentine Films
Production Year: 2018
Copyright Year: 2018
Rating: TV-PG
Narrator: Peter Coyote
Writers: David Blistein, Ken Burns
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 117 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Language Track: English
DVI: Y
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

VIDEO USAGE RIGHTS

Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.

3.5 out of 4 stars

"Offering a skillful tribute to a remarkable institution, this is highly recommended." - Video Librarian