John Edward Norton 1820? – 1874 MD was a British orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, to become a Physician at the Manchester Homeopathic Hospital, medical superintendent of the Llandudno Hydropathic Establishment, and a member of the Association for the Protection of Homeopathic Students and Practitioners,
In 1847, charged were brought against John Edward Norton after the death of a child (ten month old Thomas Hillier) he was treating. The Judge dismissed the case at the Inquest, the the jury, probably influenced by the fact that Mr. Hilliar had lost two other children from bronchitis despite having received allopathic treatment for their illness, were unanimous (Phillip A. Nicholls, Homeopathy and the medical profession, (Croom Helm, 1988). Page 147).
John Edward Norton taught Henry Thomas, and he practiced in Chester, and he spent his summer months practicing in Penmaenmawr in Wales, and in Llandudno,
The members of the London Association for the Protection of Homeopathic Students and Practitioners included George Edward Allshorn, George Atkin, Francis Black, James Dore Blake, James Chapman, John Chapman, Paul Francois Curie, John James Drysdale, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, George Fearon, Edward Hamilton, William Hering, C B Kerr, William Kingdon, Joseph Laurie, Thomas Robinson Leadam, William MacDonald, Richard Robert Madden, John Edward Norton, John Ozanne, John Rutherford Russell, David Wilson and many others.
John Edward Norton wrote A Brief Attempt to show the Truth and Value of Homeopathy, Homeopathic Family Medicine, A Treatise on Rheumatism, A brief attempt to shew the truth and value of homoeopathy, he submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications, and he translated A Glance at Hahnemann and Homœopathy,