Jim Leavesley Books & Biography
Between 1978 and 1986 and while still in active practice, he did a weekly medical talk back programme on West Australian local radio. From 1986 to date he has presented a weekly medical history segment on the radio and has been an irregular guest speaker on the Science Programmes of ABC National Radio . Out of these presentations have been published 5 books. In 1998 he teamed up with Dr George Biro and together they have written 3 books on medical history; What Killed Jane Austen, How Isaac Newton Lost His Marbles and Flies in the Ointment.
In 1993 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for 'services to medicine in general and medical history in particular'.