Winkler Center

Bea Winkler 

The Winkler Center is saddened to hear of the recent passing of Beatrice Chaikind Ross “Bea” Winkler. The wife of our namesake Dr. Henry R. Winkler, Bea has been an ardent supporter and advocate of the Winkler Center’s collections and work for many years. Her engagement with the Center has garnered it numerous friends, enthusiasts, and patrons. We are eternally grateful for her friendship and advocacy through the years. What we will miss most of all will be her smile, her friendliness, and of course the trademark flower in her hair. Our sympathies go out to the Winkler family. 

For more information on Bea and for funeral arrangements please see her obituary in the Cincinnati Enquirer:

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to the Henry R. Winkler Center Endowment Fund, c/o UC Foundation, PO Box 19970, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219-0970. On-line donations are accepted at

The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions is an archive and exhibit facility chronicling the history of the health sciences primarily in the Cincinnati area. The Winkler Center's over 35,000 volumes of rare and classic works on health history however broaden that scope to include Europe and date back almost 500 years. In addition to its archival collections, books, and medical objects, the Winkler Center also presents public and educational programming, and workshops throughout the year.  

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Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions
Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0574
Phone: 513-558-5120 | Fax: 513-558-2682 |