James Le Fanu
James Le Fanu studied the Humanities at Ampleforth College before switching to medicine, graduating from Cambridge University and the Royal London Hospital. For the past twenty years he has combined working as a doctor in general practice with contributing a weekly column to the Sunday and Daily Telegraph. He has published numerous articles and reviews and has written several books including The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine and Why Us?: How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves. He has made original contributions to current controversies over the value of experiments in human embryos, environmentalism, dietary causes of disease and the misdiagnosis of Non Accidental Injury in children. He lives in south London with his wife, publisher Juliet Annan, and two children.