Charles Lotin Hildreth
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|Charles Lotin Hildreth|
|Born||28 August 1856 |
New York City, New York
|Died||12 August 1896 (39)|
Southampton Town, Suffolk Co., New York
|Alma mater||College of the City of New York|
|Known for||Edward Mordake|
Charles Lotin Hildreth (August 28, 1856 - August 12, 1896) was an American dentist, poet, and author. Widely published as a poet during his lifetime, Hildreth is most noted today as the "lay source" of the story of Edward Mordake, an Englishman who was host to a parasitic female twin on the back of his head that tormented him to the point he committed suicide, first included as part of a news story that was published in many American newspapers during December 1895 and later reprinted as a matter of well-known fact by Gould and Pyle in their 1897 book Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine.
- Hildreth, Charles Lotin (1876), Judith, a Novel
- Hildreth, Charles Lotin (1878), The New Symphony, and Other Stories
- Hildreth, Charles Lotin (1889), The Masque of Death, and Other Poems, Chicago, NY & SF: Belford, Clarke & Co., https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006518339
- Hildreth, Charles Lotin (1889), The Mysterious City of Oo: Adventures in Orbello Land, New York: Belford Co., https://books.google.com/books?id=17pLAQAAMAAJ
- Sladen, Douglas, ed. (1891), "CHARLES LOTIN HILDRETH", Younger American Poets (1830-1890), New York: Cassell, p. 319, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89099138687&view=1up&seq=379, "Born in New York, 28th August 1856; graduated at the College of the City of New York. Author of Oo, The New Symphony, Judith, The Masque of Death (Belford Company, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, 1889)."