About the Author
Alexander McCall Smith has been involved in medico-legal issues for more than twenty years. He has lectured on the subject at universities throughout the world. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Human Genetics Commission of the United Kingdom, a member of the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO, and the Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the British Medical Journal. He is the author of a number of books in the areas of medical law and criminal law, including Law and Medical Ethics (with J. K. Mason), which is now in its fifth edition.
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"One of the most entrancing literary treats of many a year. . . . A tapestry of extraordinary nuance and richness." —The Wall Street Journal