American Medical Biographies/Hyndman, James Gilmour

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Hyndman, James Gilmour (1853–1904).

James Gilmour Hyndman was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, September 12, 1853, and died in that city, September 18, 1904. He was the son of William Graves and Barbara Gilmour Hyndman, natives of the north of Ireland, who came to America in their early childhood. Hyndman received his education in the public schools, and graduated from Woodward High School in 1870, when seventeen.

He began to study medicine under Dr. James T. Whittaker (q. v.), and in 1872 entered the Cincinnati Hospital as interne and remained in that capacity for two years. In 1847 he graduated from the Medical College of Chicago, having served as interne. In the same year he began to practise, and in July became assistant editor, and in 1875 co-editor of The Clinic, a journal then published by the Medical College of Ohio, Dr. J. T. Whittaker being editor.

In 1875 he was made physician to the dispensary and assistant to the chair of physiology in the Medical College of Ohio, and among other appointments had that of assistant to the chair of theory and practise, 1875; lecturer on laryngology and physical diagnosis, 1877; professor of chemistry, 1879; chair of laryngology, 1894.

He was a most excellent teacher, and for several years he was consulting laryngologist to the German Hospital of Cincinnati. Dr. Hyndman was a ripe scholar and one of the translators of "Ziemssen's Cyclopedia of Medicine."

On June 20, 1883, he married Mary E. Mitchell, daughter of Samuel M. Mitchell of Martinsville, Indiana, but they had no children. Hyndman died in Cincinnati, September 18, 1904, of appendicitis.

Greve's Centennial Hist. of Cincinnati.
Emin. Amer. Phys. and Surgs., R. F. Stone, Indianapolis, 1894.