Front Row: Dr. William Mayo of Mayo clinic (without a coat)
Second Row: Dr. J.T.Axtell (4th from right)
Third Row: Dr. Lucena Axtell (3rd from right)

The name “International Surgeons Club” was ultimately changed to “Surgeons Club” because Dr. William Mayo Sr. thought it too pretentious. But in fact, the club boasted many international members. It was started by physicians who traveled to Rochester Minnesota to watch William and Charles perform and discuss surgical cases. Drs. William and Charles were not even members.