Pierre Winter

Pierre Winter (29 June 1891 – 29 June 1952) was a French doctor and hygienist.

Pierre Winter
Born (1891-06-29)29 June 1891

Asnières, Hauts-de-Seine
Died 29 June 1952(1952-06-29) (aged 61)

Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine
Nationality French
Occupation Doctor and hygienist

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Pierre-André-Eugène Winter was born on 29 June 1891 in Asnières, Hauts-de-Seine. His father was Charles-Pierre Winter, a publicist and old collaborator of Georges Clemenceau, and his mother was Marie-Armande Duclois. He attended the lycée Charlemagne, and then was admitted to the Faculty of Medicine in Paris. In 1911 he was an extern of the Paris hospitals. During World War I (1914-1918) he was adjutant to the 46th battalion of Chasseurs Alpins. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honour.[1]

In 1919 Winter became an intern in the Paris hospitals, and the next year become assistant to Dr. Clovis Vincent at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital. In 1925 he was named head of the oto-rhino-pharyngology clinic at the Paris faculty of medicine. He was also a founder of the center of medical diagnosis. Starting in the 1920s, as well as writing in the Gazette Médicale he contributed to various reviews including L’Esprit Nouveau (1920-1925). In 1921 he met Le Corbusier, and became the architect’s friend and supporter.[1]

The right-wing Faisceau party was formed by Georges Valois in 1925 and began to break up the next year.[2] Winter joined the Faisceau.[3] In 1928 Winter and the lawyer Philippe Lamour (1903-1992), who had been expelled from the Faisceau, formed the Revolutionary Fascist party. They then formed the Plans group with the financial assistance of Jeanne Walter, wife of the wealthy architect Jean Walter.[2] Several of the leaders of Plans had been followers of Georges Valois.[2] Winter was a member of the editorial board of the avant-guarde urban planning journal Plans (1930-1932). Later he was one of the editors of Prelude (1932-1936), with Francois Pierrefeu (1891-1959), Hubert Lagardelle and Le Corbusier.

Winter became a member of the international congress of modern architecture and president of the hygiene section of the assembly of constructors for an architectural renewal.[1] During World War II (1939-1945) Winter and Marcel Martiny were appointed to the permanent committee on occupational medicine that was created in 1941.[4] He died at Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, on 29 June 1952.[5]

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