Professor Raymond Tallis is a physician and clinical scientist. Born in Liverpool, he trained as a doctor at Oxford University and at St Thomas in London before going on to become a Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Manchester and a consultant physician in Health Care of the Elderly in Salford. 

Professor Tallis retired from medicine in 2006 to become a full-time writer, though he remained visiting Professor at St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London until 2008. 

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