About the Author
LISETTA LOVETT BSc, DHMSA, FRCPsych Honorary Senior Lecturer School of Humanities, Keele University and ALANNAH TOMKINS DPhil, FRHS Senior Lecturer in History School of Humanities, Keele University Lisetta Lovett is a retired National Health Service consultant psychiatrist and senior lecturer in medical education. She undertook a diploma in the history of medicine while a medical student at Guy's Hospital. She has published on the 'madhouse keeper' Thomas Bakewell and two online modules on the history of mental health legislation for the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She has written a chapter for a book about the neuronovel, Syndrome Syndrome, and co- authored a book on medical ethics. She introduced medical humanities to Keele University's School of Medicine and made provision for a wide range of titles for studentselected components. She continues to co- organise a master's module on medical humanities for qualifi ed doctors. She is now an honorary senior lecturer in the School of Humanities at Keele. Alannah Tomkins is a senior lecturer in history at Keele University. She has been researching and teaching the history of medicine for the last 20 years and has published on infi rmaries, man- midwives and mad doctors. She has taught on the Keele Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery programme since 2003 and offers medical humanities student- selected components to undergraduates. She is currently writing a book, which is provisionally titled 'Disappointed Doctors: medical career turbulence in an age of professionalisation, 1780-1890'.