Edwin Gale studied English Literature at Cambridge before pursuing a medical career. After training in Cambridge, Nottingham, Copenhagen and Oxford he was appointed to Bart's Hospital in London, and was made Professor in 1992. An expert in diabetes research, he edited Diabetologia, the European journal of diabetes, from 2004-2011, and wrote many broad-based commentaries and reviews over that period. He retired in 2011.
A fascinating thesis argues that biologically we are unlike any generation that has gone before... [Gale's] book is humane and fascinating and it boasts a compelling argument. You will not be bored reading it and if you can't be bothered to read it cover to cover you can simply open it at random to find a good story for your next dinner party. -- James Marriot * Times *