Jerry Hirsch grew up on an Alberta farm in the 1940s and 50s, but his parents decided he had few discernable practical skills and sent him off to university. He has a BSc (Pharmacy) and an MSc (Pharmacology) from the University of Alberta, plus a PhD (Pharmacology) from Michigan State University. He worked in research for Health Canada in Ottawa. His primary career was as a food/drug laboratory manager for Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in Vancouver, BC.
Since retiring he has taught laboratory quality assurance (QA) and audited food/drug/mineral/forensic analytical laboratories for Standards Council of Canada. He spends his time in family and church activities, surfing the Internet and newspapers, and writing. Jerry is a keen road cyclist. The Thinker’s Book is Jerry’s second book.