The Werner H. Frietsch, M.D. Collection




Frietsch, Werner H.


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University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Gibson D. Lewis Library


The Werner H. Frietsch, M.D. Collection consists of Dr. Frietsch's medical school class notes from his years at Baylor College of Medicine. Also included are a brief biographical sketch, photographs of Dr. Frietsch, a newsletter from Denison Memorial Hospital and a Memory Book for the Class of 1953, Baylor College of Medicine class reunion, 1983.


Finding aid for The Werner H. Frietsch, M.D. Collection
(In Dr. Frietsch's own words from his biographical sketch) "I grew up on a 250 acre farm in Schulenburg, TX with 6 brothers and 1 sister. When WWII began there were 4 brothers at the same time overseas fighting in the war. That's unheard of in this day and time. I ended my tour in England in the 55th General Hospital, which was part of the 5th General, Neurosurgical, and Orthopedic serving as an Army Medic. Each hospital had a specific job to do. This hospital was a 1,000 bed facility. The 55th General Hospital was located in Malvern Wells close to Worcestershire. [After the army] I was making my entrance back to college and started June 1, 1946. I received my BS Degree in 2 years and 9 months. I started applying for medical school. Baylor College of Medicine in Houston had 10,000 applicants. I applied in my junior year. In January, 1949 I received a letter from Baylor College of Medicine and started there in September 1949."


Werner H. Frietsch, M.D. Collection, OS 00088, The University of North Texas Health Science Center, Gibson D. Lewis Library, Archives.