J. Edward Hutson is a retired medical practitioner. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and has written several articles for medical journals. He retired from family practice in 1996 and pursued his interest in West Indian history, editing and annotating Richard Ligon’s 1657 True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes, Sir Henry Colt’s manuscript Voyage to the Islands of Barbados and St Christopher and a collection of eyewitness observations, The English Civil War in Barbados. More recently he edited a collection of historical medical monographs, On the Treatment and Management of the More Common West India-Diseases, 1750-1802.
Henry Fraser is Professor Emeritus, University of the West Indies, Barbados. He was founding director, Chronic Disease Research Centre, University of the West Indies (1992-2005), and Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences in Barbados from 2001 until retirement in 2010. He has also been an active writer, artist, public orator, architectural historian and conservationist. His publications include more than one hundred peer-reviewed medical and scientific papers, hundreds of articles and newspaper columns, and several books, including Treasures of Barbados, Illustrious West Indians, and the co-authored Historic Houses of Barbados and A–Z of Barbados Heritage.