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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
British Labour Movement History of Socialism 1870-1970
British Labour Movement History of Socialism 1870-1970 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780710801548
ISBN-10: 0710801548
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Chapters on the Art of Thinking
Chapters on the Art of Thinking (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781458817433
ISBN-10: 1458817431
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Chapters On the Art of Thinking And Other Essays
Chapters on the Art of Thinking and Other Essays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142085520
ISBN-10: 114208552X
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An English Madonna
An English Madonna [1884] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781436770408
ISBN-10: 1436770408
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First Shop Stewards' Movement
First Shop Stewards' Movement (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780043310700
ISBN-10: 0043310702
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Health and its conditions
Health and Its Conditions (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217219679
ISBN-10: 0217219675
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Health and Its Conditions -1871
Health and Its Conditions -1871 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781112318160
ISBN-10: 111231816X
Genre: Medical Books
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Juan Caraveo
Juan Caraveo (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780972388504
ISBN-10: 0972388508
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Labour and Socialism A History of the British Labour Movement 1867-1974
The Law-breaker and the Coming of the Law
The Law-breaker and the Coming of the Law (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780217596138
ISBN-10: 0217596134
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The Law-Breaker and the Coming of the Law Ed by M Hinton
The Law-breaker and the Coming of the Law Ed By M Hinton (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150313028
ISBN-10: 1150313021
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Life and Letters of James Hinton
Life and Letters of James Hinton (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780217502870
ISBN-10: 0217502873
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Life and Letters of James Hinton Ed by E Hopkins
Life and Letters of James Hinton Ed By E Hopkins (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143418181
ISBN-10: 1143418182
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Life In Nature
Life in Nature (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780548050675
ISBN-10: 0548050678
Genre: Outdoors & Nature
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Love'S Offering
Love's Offering (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141165834
ISBN-10: 114116583X
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Man and His Dwelling Place
Man and His Dwelling Place (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217861991
ISBN-10: 0217861997
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Man and His Dwelling Place an Essay
Man and His Dwelling Place an Essay [by J. Hinton] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150777240
ISBN-10: 1150777249
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Man and His Dwelling Place An Essay Towards the Interpretation of Nature
The Mass Observers A History 1937-1949
The Mass Observers a History 1937-1949 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780199671045
ISBN-10: 0199671044
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Mystery of Pain
The Mystery of Pain (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781110617876
ISBN-10: 1110617879
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The Mystery of Pain A Book for the Sorrowful
The Mystery of Pain a Book for the Sorrowful (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781103026609
ISBN-10: 1103026607
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Unions and Strikes [Perspectives on Work, Welfare & Society] (Paperback)