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Henry M. Winans World War II Essays:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Winans, Henry M., 1893-1965
Title: Henry M. Winans World War II Essays
Inclusive Dates: 1943
Abstract: Dr. Henry Winans was a Dallas, Texas, physician and teacher. After receiving his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University, Winans returned to Dallas in 1920 to set up a private medical practice. Winans began teaching at the Baylor University School of Medicine in 1921 and served as chair of its Department of Internal Medicine in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He joined the U.S. Army during World War II and organized the 56th Evacuation Hospital (Baylor). This medical unit served in North Africa and Italy, including action on the Anzio Beachhead. He was made lieutenant colonel in 1945. Winans was chief of staff at Baylor Hospital from 1929 through 1955, and served on the Baylor Hospital Medical Board for seven terms. This compilation of essays was produced by Henry Winans during his World War II military service. The essays begin with his embarkation from New York through duty in North Africa, April through December 1943. Winans documented his daily activities, duties, and experiences as a medic while traveling through North Africa and Italy. The essays were printed by Dr. Winans' wife, Judith, for the Wives of the Officers of the 56th Evacuation Hospital in 1944.
Identification: GA217
Extent: 1 folder, 29 leaves (0.04 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Biographical Note

Dr. Henry Winans was a Dallas, Texas, physician and teacher. After receiving his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University, Winans returned to Dallas in 1920 to set up a private medical practice. Winans began teaching at the Baylor University School of Medicine in 1921 and served as chair of its Department of Internal Medicine in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He joined the U.S. Army during World War II and organized the 56th Evacuation Hospital (Baylor). This medical unit served in North Africa and Italy, including action on the Anzio Beachhead. He was made lieutenant colonel in 1945. Winans was chief of staff at Baylor Hospital from 1929 through 1955, and served on the Baylor Hospital Medical Board for seven terms. He received numerous academic, military, and medical service awards.


Scope and Contents

Typescript essays. This compilation of essays was produced by Henry Winans during his World War II military service. The essays begin with his embarkation from New York through duty in North Africa, April through December 1943. Winans documented his daily activities, duties, and experiences as a medic while traveling through North Africa and Italy. The essays were printed by Dr. Winans' wife, Judith, for the Wives of the Officers of the 56th Evacuation Hospital in 1944.


 

Organization

The essays are arranged chronologically.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Winans, Henry M.,--1893-1965--Archives.
Organizations
United States.--Army.--56th Evacuation Hospital.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945-- Campaigns--Africa, North.
World War, 1939-1945-- Campaigns--Italy.
World War, 1939-1945-- Medical care.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

Separated Material

02168AR457: Alex W. Spence Papers


Administrative Information

Provenance

The Winans essays were removed from the Alex W. Spence Papers (AR457) which were once part of the A. C. Greene Papers donated to Special Collections, June 6, 1989.

Citation

Henry M. Winans World War II Essays, 1943, GA217, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, June 6, 1989.

Accessioned as number 2005-20.

Processing Information

The Winans essays were processed and finding aid prepared by Tara Kirk in May 2005. The finding aid was updated and encoded by Brenda McClurkin in November and December 2012.