Druin Burch

A working doctor, Druin used his own experience to write Digging Up the Dead (Chatto), which received a Jerwood Award for Non-fiction. The book brings to life the gruesome world of 19th-century medicine in a biography of Astley Cooper, celebrity surgeon and radical vivisectionist. Taking the Medicine (Chatto), is about our relationship with medical drugs and the ways we have learnt to understand them. The Shape of Things to Come: Exploring the Future of the Human Body (Head of Zeus) is an important and comprehensive analysis of the changes that have taken place over the millennia in our bodies and minds, and the implications these hold for our future.