Keith Souter graduated in Medicine from the University of Dundee in 1976 and worked as a family doctor in Wakefield for almost thirty years. The practice contributed statistics to the Royal College of General Practitioners Weekly Returns Service and was part of the MRC General Practice Research Framework. As such he was involved in several national trials, including one of the major studies on aspirin. Keith has been a medical columnist for twenty-eight years and is a medical journalist, although he still practices medicine. He is a prolific author and has written over twenty books, including eleven novels and several health books including Doctors' Latin, Coping with Rheumatism and Arthritis, 50 Things That You Can Do To Manage Back Pain, and Now You're Talking.