The Mayo Brothers Author:Helen B. Capesattle The bones of a giant Sioux warrior which were kept in an iron kettle in the corner of old Doctor Mayo's office were the playthings of his two boys, Will and Charlie. From these bones, they learned the skeletal structure of the body. At home their mother taught them astronomy with a small telescope mounted in the cupola atop the house, Their fath... more »er gave them their first lessons in chemistry, biology, anatomy, and pathology with the aid of a beautiful $600 microscope, the purchase of which had necessitated mortgaging their home.In the living room the, furniture might be shabby, but books filled the shelves which covered whole walls from floor to ceiling.
How are great men raised and trained? By a father like this, and a mother like this and an early introduction to good books. Let parents of today think seriously for a moment of the Mayo brothers and the great services they performed for humanity. The first step in training a potential genius begins very young, perhaps by giving a bright child such a book as this.« less