One man has made a lasting difference in Sayre. “Back in 1910, when he arrived, he came with a vision an idea,” said Denny Thomas, Mayor of the Borough of Sayre.
Doctor Donald Guthrie moved to valley to be the surgeon-in-chief in a rural hospital. He came to implement the integration of medical disciplines all working together for the patient's benefit, a technique he learned during his internship at Mayo Clinic. “Dr. Mayo was so impressed with Dr. Guthrie that he sent both of his sons to Sayre to do their internship and residencies,” explained Ken Bracken, President Sayre Historical Society.
WENY, by Kelsie Smith, 1/11/10