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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

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

Life and Letters of James Hinton Ed by E Hopkins
2010 - Life and Letters of James Hinton Ed By E Hopkins (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143418181
ISBN-10: 1143418182

Chapters On the Art of Thinking And Other Essays
2010 - Chapters on the Art of Thinking and Other Essays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142085520
ISBN-10: 114208552X

Life and Letters of James Hinton
2010 - Life and Letters of James Hinton (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142193744
ISBN-10: 1142193748

Thoughts On Health and Some of Its Conditions
2010 - Thoughts on Health and Some of Its Conditions (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142269500
ISBN-10: 1142269507

The Questions of Aural Surgery
2010 - The Questions of Aural Surgery (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143029318
ISBN-10: 1143029313

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)
ISBN-13: 9781141421404
ISBN-10: 1141421402

Love'S Offering
2010 - Love's Offering (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141165834
ISBN-10: 114116583X

Physiology for Practical Use Volume 2
2010 - Physiology for Practical Use Volume 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141239795
ISBN-10: 1141239795

Selections From Manuscripts
2010 - Selections From Manuscripts [Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151816474
ISBN-10: 1151816477

Physiology or Practical Use
2010 - Physiology or Practical Use [Volume 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151782939
ISBN-10: 1151782939

Life in Nature
2009 - Life in Nature (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151207616
ISBN-10: 1151207616

The Mystery of Pain
2009 - The Mystery of Pain (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151552235
ISBN-10: 1151552232

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

An English Madonna
2009 - An English Madonna [verse] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150642760
ISBN-10: 1150642769

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

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

Man And His Dwelling Place An Essay Towards The Interpretation Of Nature
2009 - Man and His Dwelling Place an Essay Towards the Interpretation of Nature [1872] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781120825476
ISBN-10: 1120825474
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Unions and Strikes [Perspectives on Work, Welfare & Society] (Paperback)