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George Howard Monks (March 28, 1853 - January 26, 1933) was a Boston-born pioneer in the field of plastic surgery. His brother Robert described the British game of Hoppity to him, and this prompted him to invent the board game Halma which was later transformed into Chinese Checkers.

His father-in-law Dr. Thomas Hill (1818-1891), a mathematician and preacher who president of Harvard (1862-1868), apparently helped in the development of the Halma and named the game which is a Greek word for "jump".

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