Hinton, James, M.R.C.S., was born at Reading in 1822, being the son of a clergyman. He started on a business career at the age of sixteen, but soon abandoned it for surgery, and in 1847 took his diploma. After spending some years at sea and in Jamaica, he settled down in London as a specialist, devoting his exclusive attention to diseases of the ear. He speedily rose to the top of the profession in this department. His real bent, however, was towards metaphysics and psychology, upon which he brought to bear much originality and earnestness. Finally he developed a kind of scientific mysticism which can be traced in his various works: Man and His Dwelling-Place. Life in Nature, Thoughts on Health, and The Mystery of Pain. He died in 1875. Miss Ellice Hopkins has written a Life.