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IN further tribute to James Crosby Hindson (VR, January 25, 2014, vol 174, pp 98-99), Michael Clarkson, Barré Turner, Bob Ward and Agnes Winter write: Jim Hindson was a rare person – a highly successful and skilled clinician and also an excellent researcher. Much of his research involved parturition – could that have stemmed from his birth by caesarean?
Jim was born in 1929 in a farming family in the Lake District, but grew up in Gloucestershire. He qualified from Liverpool in 1954, and married Mary in 1956. He worked for a time in Gloucester and Tiverton, then moved to Hatherleigh in 1960, where he practised until retiring in 1994.
Jim was always concerned with animal welfare; all vets are, but Jim thought outside the box and did applied and fundamental research aimed at making a difference. When somebody injected a flock of sheep with stilboestrol (an oily solution of synthetic oestrogen used for misalliance) instead of vitamin A and D (an oily solution with a similar label, from the same company), Jim didn't see just a problem, but an opportunity. The problem was that those sheep that did …
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