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Biographical entry Hinde, Raymond Thomas (1916 - 1959)

MRCS 14 November 1940; FRCS 9 June 1949; LRCP 1940.

27 June 1959
ENT surgeon


Raymond Thomas Finde, son of T J Hinde of Harrow, was educated at the Haberdashers' School and at Guy's Hospital, where he played in the Rugby XV. After qualifying in 1940 he held house appointments at Guy's and then joined the Indian Medical Service. While in India he transferred to the Royal Indian Navy in which he served as a Surgeon Lieutenant during the second world war.

In 1944 Hinde was invalided from the service and returned to Guy's as registrar to the ear nose and throat department and demonstrator in anatomy. In 1946 he became registrar and then first assistant to the Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology at the Radcliffe Infirmary. In 1949 he took the Fellowship, and in the same year he married Dr Jean Mary Briscoe who was also on the staff of the Radcliffe. In 1951 Hinde was appointed consultant ear nose and throat surgeon to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Hinde was a brilliant conversationalist; speaking lucidly and precisely himself, he was amused by the small pomposities of everyday speech. Beneath his humour was a deep Christian faith. He was a keen yachtsman and sailed in the Fastnet race.

He died after a few months' illness at the age of 43 on 27 June 1959 in the Radcliffe Infirmary, survived by his wife and their young son.

Review of diagnostic problem in 100 cases of chronic maxillary sinusitis. J Laryngol 1950.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1959, 2, 155 with appreciation by WJW; Oxford med Sch Gaz 1959, 11, 157 with appreciation by ACS].

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