Grahame C. W. Howard
Dr Grahame Howard was born in London in 1953 and his family moved to Norwich when he was four years old. His childhood, particularly the eccentric behaviour of his father, is recounted in his first book,'The Tales of Dod'. He returned to London to study Medicine at St Thomas' Hospital Medical School, from where he graduated in 1976.
Following a series of junior doctor posts in London and Cambridge he was appointed consultant Clinical Oncologist in Edinburgh in 1986.
His subsequent career was spent at the Edinburgh Western General Hospital, specialising in prostate and testicular cancer, eventually becoming Clinical Director of the Edinburgh Cancer Centre, an examiner for the Royal College of Radiologists and assistant editor of Clinical Oncology.
His second book, 'Spoz and Friends', documents the writer's life as a medical student in the 1970s and relates with humour the faltering transition of a group of young men from schoolboys to newly qualified doctors.
In, 'The Euthanasia Protocol', the author satirises some of the most pressing problems he feels society is facing today. These include the escalation of faith-based violence, an ageing population and burgeoning rules and regulations which, along with our increasing dependency on technology, have resulted in an unquestioning, box-ticking culture.