Winston Churchill's Illnesses Authors 

Meet the Authors of Winston Churchill's Illnesses

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 in the medical press and these 15 papers on Churchill's illnesses have met with acclaim in the medical community. As a result of their research the authors have corrected many errors perpetuated by others. These include the suggestion first made by Lord Moran that Churchill had suffered a heart attack in December 1941 and that he had suffered from severe depression throughout his life.

Allister Vale

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 for services to postgraduate medical education, specifically for his contribution to the MRCP(UK) Examination over 25 years. He has been elected President of professional societies in the UK, Europe and the US and has edited several medical journals. He has published widely on all aspects of medicine and toxicology and 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 and Vice President of the Royal Society of Medicine, and Chairman of its publishing company, RSM Press. He is Chairman of the Independent Medical Expert Group at the Ministry of Defence (MoD), a committee that advises on medical aspects of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. He was formerly Vice-Chairman of MoD’s Research Ethics Committee. He was also civilian consultant adviser in Neurology to both the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force.