- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: July 17, 1999
Visit the home of the man behind Alka Seltzer and the Mayo Mansion in this tour of the spectacular estates of three medical pioneers.
They have brought lifesaving medicines to the masses, marketed some of the most famous home remedies and founded legendary treatment centers. They are the MAVERICKS OF MEDICINE and the way they went about their business brought them fantastic wealth, which they celebrated in extraordinary estates.
AMERICA'S CASTLES® presents an all-access tour to three fabulous homes built by medical pioneers. Visit the country estate outside Indianapolis where J. K. Lily spent much of the money he earned manufacturing drugs like penicillin and insulin. Explore the lavish Beaux Arts Castle in Elkhart, Indiana of marketing genius A. R. Beardsley, whose campaigns made One-A-Day Vitamins and Alka Seltzer into household words. Finally, marvel at the luxury and tranquility of the sprawling Rochester, Minnesota compound designed and built by Charles Mayo, one of the founders of the world-famous Mayo Clinic. In the exquisite gardens and chambers of this magnificent hideaway, he could escape the pressures of his hectic schedule.
Filled with gorgeous photography and fascinating information about the homes and the people behind them, this is a remarkable look at some of the most celebrated mansions ever made.