Geoff Phillips is a retired Liverpool Teaching Hospital Consultant Geriatrician who for some 25 years was in increasing demand as a Medico-legal Expert. Throughout his career in medicine (and before) he observed life, and collected an archive of stories reflecting pathos, humour and the oddities of life together with interesting facts. He used some of them to enhance student and postgraduate teaching on his ward rounds and also when giving "after dinner speeches". The book is drawn from that archive and adapted for the general audience.
‘Life is a sexually transmitted condition with 100% mortality'. So begins Dr Geoffrey Phillips in his book Gnomic Wisdom as he shares a collection of anecdotes and observations gained over his long career in medicine, ten years in the Territorial Army and experience in writing medico-legal reports.