Obituaries

John Mark Hinton

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2773 (Published 20 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2773
  1. Kimberley Jensen

John Mark Hinton was a pivotal figure in psychiatry and palliative care. He attended school at Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, and qualified at King’s College Hospital in 1949. During his houseman year at King’s, he met a ward sister, Pat, whom he married in 1950. After national service with the Royal Army Medical Corps in Sierra Leone, he returned to London, and, after a period of general medicine and neurology, he chose a psychiatric career path, making a career defining move to the Maudsley Hospital in 1955. While there he discovered that little research had been done to …

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