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.
Lisette Lecat's career began in her native South Africa, where she performed with the country's national theatres and several commercial companies and did extensive radio and voice-over work both commercially and for the SABC. She moved to Spain, where she continued her voice-over work in three languages, dubbing films for Vox de Espana. Later, in England and the United States, she resumed her theatre career while continuing to do wide-ranging voice-overs. Ms. Lecat is also a published playwright (under the name Ross). Her most recent work starred the veteran actress Julie Harris.