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James Hinton (26 November 1822 — 16 December 1875) was an English surgeon and author. He is the father of mathematician Charles Howard Hinton.

He was born at Reading, Berkshire, the son of John Howard Hinton (1791—1873), Baptist minister and author of the History and Topography of the United States and other works. James was educated at his grandfather's school near Oxford, and at the Nonconformist school at Harpenden, and in 1838, on his father's removal to London, was apprenticed to a woollen-draper in Whitechapel. After working there for about a year he became clerk in an insurance office. His evenings were spent in intense study, and this, combined with a concentration on moral problems, so affected his health that, aged eighteen, he tried to seek refuge from his own thoughts by running away to sea. His intention having been discovered, he was sent, on the advice of his doctor, to St Bartholomew's Hospital to study for the medical profession. After receiving his diploma in 1847, he was for some time assistant surgeon at Newport, Essex, but the same year he went out to Sierra Leone to take medical charge of the free labourers on their voyage thence to Jamaica, where he stayed some time. He returned to England in 1850, and entered into partnership with a surgeon in London, where he soon had his interest awakened specially in aural surgery, and also studied physiology.

His career as an author started in 1856 with papers on physiological and ethical subjects to the Christian Spectator; and in 1859 he published Man and his Dwellingplace. A series of papers entitled "Physiological Riddles," in the Cornhill Magazine, afterwards published as Life in Nature (1862), as well as another series entitled Thoughts on Health (1871), proved his aptitude for popular scientific exposition. After being appointed aural surgeon to Guy's Hospital in 1863, he soon acquired a reputation as the most skillful aural surgeon of his day, which was fully borne out by his works, An Atlas of Diseases of the membrana tympani (1874), and Questions of Aural Surgery (1874). His health broke down, and in 1874 he gave up practice; and he died at the Azores of acute inflammation of the brain.

In addition to the works already mentioned, he was the author of The Mystery of Pain (1866) and The Place of the Physician (1874). On account of their fresh and vigorous discussion of many of the important moral and social problems of the times his writings had a wide circulation on both sides of the Atlantic.

His Life and Letters, edited by Ellice Hopkins, with an introduction by Sir WW Gull, appeared in 1878.

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Total Books: 120
The Mass Observers A History 1937-1949
2013 - The Mass Observers a History 1937-1949 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780199671045
ISBN-10: 0199671044
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Nine Wartime Lives Mass Observation and the Making of the Modern Self
Selections from Manuscripts Volume 3
2010 - Selections From Manuscripts Volume 3 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143345364
ISBN-10: 1143345363
Genre: Nonfiction
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Life and Letters of James Hinton Ed by E Hopkins
2010 - Life and Letters of James Hinton Ed By E Hopkins (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143418181
ISBN-10: 1143418182
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Chapters On the Art of Thinking And Other Essays
2010 - Chapters on the Art of Thinking and Other Essays (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142085520
ISBN-10: 114208552X
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Life and Letters of James Hinton
2010 - Life and Letters of James Hinton (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142193744
ISBN-10: 1142193748
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Thoughts On Health and Some of Its Conditions
2010 - Thoughts on Health and Some of Its Conditions (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142269500
ISBN-10: 1142269507
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The Questions of Aural Surgery
2010 - The Questions of Aural Surgery (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143029318
ISBN-10: 1143029313
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Philosophy and Religion Selections from the Manuscripts of the Late James Hinton
The Mystery of Pain A Book for the Sorrowful
2010 - The Mystery of Pain a Book for the Sorrowful (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141421404
ISBN-10: 1141421402
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Love'S Offering
2010 - Love's Offering (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141165834
ISBN-10: 114116583X
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Physiology for Practical Use Volume 2
2010 - Physiology for Practical Use Volume 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141239795
ISBN-10: 1141239795
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Selections From Manuscripts
2010 - Selections From Manuscripts [Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151816474
ISBN-10: 1151816477
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Physiology or Practical Use
2010 - Physiology or Practical Use [Volume 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151782939
ISBN-10: 1151782939
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Life in Nature
2009 - Life in Nature (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151207616
ISBN-10: 1151207616
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The Mystery of Pain
2009 - The Mystery of Pain (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151552235
ISBN-10: 1151552232
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Man and His Dwelling Place an Essay
2009 - Man and His Dwelling Place an Essay [by J. Hinton] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150777240
ISBN-10: 1150777249
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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An English Madonna
2009 - An English Madonna [verse] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150642760
ISBN-10: 1150642769
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The Law-Breaker and the Coming of the Law Ed by M Hinton
2009 - The Law-breaker and the Coming of the Law Ed By M Hinton (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150313028
ISBN-10: 1150313021
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Physiology for Practical Use by Various Writers Ed by J Hinton
2009 - Physiology for Practical Use By Various Writers Ed By J Hinton (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150369421
ISBN-10: 1150369426
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Man And His Dwelling Place An Essay Towards The Interpretation Of Nature
Unions and Strikes [Perspectives on Work, Welfare & Society] (Paperback)