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Dr. Henry Janes (Waterbury/2004)

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Henry Janes, physician, soldier, farmer, and
humanitarian, was born here January 24, 1832.
As head of services at the Union Army hospital
immediately after the Battle of Gettysburg, Dr.
Janes faced the challenge of caring for 20,000
wounded Union and Confederate men. Without
prejudice, he cared for the suffering and healed
the wounded by practicing advanced medical pro-
cedures to hasten recovery of his patients. A
small town physician and scholar, he treated
townspeople with equal care and compassion and
was a generous benefactor to the Town of
Waterbury. Upon his death in 1915, he bequeathed
this house for use as the Waterbury Public Library.

Photograph courtesy of Maria Ward