Michael KH Crumplin is a retired consultant surgeon, educated at Wellington College and the Middlesex Hospital. During his career he was chairman of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He served on the council of the College and was elected an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
After studying the history of surgery for over 45 years, he devotes time to writing, lecturing and supporting students, research workers and the media. His principle purpose is to promote interest in the human cost of war.
He is an honorary curator and archivist at the Royal College of Surgeons and has been treasurer/trustee of the Waterloo Committee, heading up the educational group for the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo. He is a trustee for the new DCMS-funded education project, the Age of Revolution. He was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.