Professor Stuart argues for a harmonious relationship between medical advance and its integration into the daily practices of everyday life. The health of a society and of science itself must ultimately depend on non-scientific values. This can only be achieved if scientific and technological advances are passed through the grid of social acceptance and creative community judgement.
Professor Stuart was the Gresham Professor of Physic between 1988 and 1992. He was Head of the Department of Medicine at the University of the West Indies, a consultant at University Hospital, Jamaica and a consultant advisor to the Wellcome Trust.