Meet the Authors
Allister Vale and John Scadding have written the definitive account of Churchill's illnesses and document all Churchill's major illnesses, from an episode of childhood pneumonia in 1886 until his death in 1965. The authors have published previously some of their meticulous research on his illnesses in the medical press, and these papers have met with acclaim in the medical community. As a result of their research the authors have corrected many repeatedly perpetuated errors.
Allister Vale is Consultant Clinical Pharmacologist and Toxicologist at City Hospital, Birmingham and holds an honorary chair in the University of Birmingham. He is a former Censor of the Royal College of Physicians and was awarded the Presidents Medal. He has been elected President of professional societies in the UK, Europe and the US. He was Chairman of the Ministry of Defence Research Ethics Committee.
John Scadding OBE
John Scadding is Honorary Consultant Neurologist Emeritus to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, and was formerly also its Medical Director and Chairman of its Medical Committee. He was Academic Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is Chairman of the Independent Medical Expert Group at the Ministry of Defence and formerly Vice-Chairman of its Research Ethics Committee.