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Edgar Harold Hinman

educator , physician

Edgar Harold Hinman, Canadian physician, educator. Recipient Eduardo Liceago medal from government of Mexico for distinguished contributions to public health in Mexico, May 1946; travel grant from Rockefeller Foundation to observe malaria control activities in Caribbean area, 1947. Diplomate American Board Preventive Medicine.


Hinman, Edgar Harold was born on March 20, 1904 in Wicklow, Ontario, Canada. Son of Edward Minor and Edith (Isaac) Hinman.


Student Toronto Normal School, 1922-1923. Bachelor of Arts (with honors), Queens U., 1927. Master of Science, Cornell, 1928, Doctor of Philosophy., 1930.

Bachelor of Medicine, Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1937, Doctor of Medicine 1938. Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins (Rockefeller Foundation fellow, 1941-1942), 1942.


Came to the United States, 1927, naturalized, 1933. Assistant master Annette Street School, Toronto, 1923-1926. Research and teaching assistant, Department Entomology, Cornell, 1927-1930.

National Research Council fellow, Department Tropical Medicine, Tulane Medical School, 1930-1932. Assistant professor parasitology and medical entomology, Department Tropical Medicine, Louisiana State University and Medical Center, 1932-1937. Senior biologist, malaria control division, Health and Safety Department, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1937-1942, division chief, 1946-1948.

Head public health officer, health and sanitation division, Institute Inter-American Affairs, San Salvador, El Salvador, Central America, 1942-1943, and Mexico, 1943-1946. Director, School Public Health, U. Oklahoma, 1948-1952. Dean School of Medicine, U. P.R., 1952-1959.

Chief technical resources division Office Public Health, International Cooperation Administration, Washington, 1959-1962. Professor, head department preventive medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 1962-1970. Vice chairman Division Tropical Medicine 6th International Congresses Tropical Medicine and Malaria, 1958.

Member expert advisory panel on malaria World Health Organization.


  • Contributor articles dealing with research on malaria control, parasitic diseases of public health importance, etc., in science journals, 1928-1972.


Fellow College Physicians of Philadelphia, American College of Physicians, also American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. American Public Health Association, International College Surgeons (honorary), American College Preventive Medicine. Member of the American Medical Association (president section on preventive medicine 1966-1967), American Society Tropical Medicine (president 1965), American Society Parasitology, Pennsylvania State, Philadelphia County medical societies, Industrial Medical Association, American Mosquito Control Association Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma, Sigma Delta Pi and Beta Beta Beta.

Member Presbysterian Church. Club: Cosmos (Washington).


Married Katharine Ellen Fradenburgh, December 25, 1929. Children: Edward John, Alan Richard.

Edward Minor Hinman

Edith (Isaac) Hinman

Katharine Ellen Fradenburgh

Edward John Hinman

Alan Richard Hinman