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Gordon, Richard 1921-2017

Overview
Works: 190 works in 984 publications in 17 languages and 10,325 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Anecdotes  Drama  Historical fiction  Humorous fiction  Medical fiction  Horror films  Film adaptations  Humor  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Producer, Performer
Classifications: PR6057.O714, 823.914
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The alarming history of medicine by Richard Gordon( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wonderfully humorous - and decidedly unorthodox (!) history of medicine from Hippocrates to the present. Delightfully witty and richly informative, this new book by the author of the classic Doctor in the House is a collection of anecdotes describing how the historical breakthroughs in medicine were really made. Using hilarious stories, based on actual facts, Gordon shows that most monumental discoveries were originally accidents
Great medical disasters by Richard Gordon( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man''s activities have been tainted by disaster ever since the serpent first approached Eve in the garden. And the world of medicine is no exception. In this outrageous and strangely informative book, Richard Gordon explores some of history''s more bizarre medical disasters
Doctor at sea by Richard Gordon( Book )

56 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Gordon is moving rapidly towards middle-aged lethargy. Desperately in need of an antidote, he signs on with a Steamboat Company. What follows is a hilarious tale of nautical diseases and assorted misadventures. He also becomes embroiled in mysteries - what is in the Captain''s stomach remedy? And what happened to the previous doctor?
Doctor in love by Richard Gordon( Book )

44 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this hilarious romantic comedy, Richard Gordon develops a headache. It takes him a while to realise he is ill? after all he is a doctor! Dr Pennyworth diagnoses jaundice and prescribes a spell in hospital. There, he falls in love with his very own Florence Nightingale. However he soon learns he has a rival and sets out to impress!
The private life of Florence Nightingale by Richard Gordon( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This harsh and gritty story of Florence Nightingale does little to perpetuate the myth of the gentle lady of the lamp. Instead, through the eyes of his impassioned narrator, Richard Gordon lays bare the truth of this complex and chilling character
The sleep of life : a novel by Richard Gordon( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and German and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Doctor at large by Richard Gordon( Book )

58 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr Richard Gordon''s first job is at St Swithan''s as a Junior House Surgeon. However, following some rather unfortunate incidents, promotion passes him by - going instead to his odious rival. Gordon cuts his losses and visits a medical employment agency. Anyway, he could always turn to general practice?
The invisible victory by Richard Gordon( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young chemist struggles to find work in nineteen-thirties Britain. He moves instead to Germany and finds himself perfectly placed to undertake top-secret work for the British war effort. His ensuing role in counter-espionage takes him on a high-speed spy-chase through Europe, only just ahead of the invading Nazis
The facemaker by Richard Gordon( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graham Trevose is a pioneer of reconstructive surgery, but this is received with deep suspicion by orthodox medicine. The ethical debates which perplexed medical men in post-First-World-War London are the same that face today's doctors over the issues of human cloning, animal organ transplants and embryo-screening
Jack the Ripper by Richard Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the evidence concerning the identity of Jack the Ripper and looks at a number of characters, including an oversexed surgeon, his idle anaesthetist, and even Sigmund Freud, to arrive at a conclusion
An alarming history of famous and difficult! patients : amusing medical anecdotes from Typhoid Mary to FDR by Richard Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the flesh is weak, the spirit often reacts in an unusual way. Some memorable people have become difficult patients for their doctors, as well as demanding companions for their loved ones, and intolerable colleagues to their contemporaries. The course of history has frequently been altered by their ailments
Doctor in clover by Richard Gordon( Book )

36 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now Dr Grimsdyke is qualified he finds practising medicine less congenial than anticipated. Porterhampton is suddenly rife with difficulties - as is being a waiter, or a writer. And writing obituaries is just plain depressing. Doctor in Clover finds the hapless Grimsdyke in a hilarious romp through misadventures, mishaps and total disasters
A question of guilt : the curious case of Dr. Crippen by Richard Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor in the house by Richard Gordon( Book )

45 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Gordon''s acceptance into St Swithan''s came as no surprise. However, it was a shock to discover that, once there, he would have to work. Fortunately, life proved not to be all work and no play. This hilarious hospital comedy is for anyone who wonders what medical students get up to. Just don''t read it on the way to the doctor''s!
Doctor and son by Richard Gordon( Book )

27 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realising his honeymoon was not as anticipated, Simon Sparrow can at least look forward to home life. But that was before Dr Grimsdyke took to using it as a place of refuge from his various misdemeanours - especially from the actress demanding immediate asylum. And then Simon's godfather, Sir Lancelot Spratt, arrives. Chaos and mayhem follow
The literary companion to medicine : an anthology of prose poetry by Richard Gordon( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diverse and delightful, this survey of prose and poetry vividly reflects the eternal fascination that human beings have with health, sickness, and healing, and with those who cure them. From Rabelais to F. Scott Fitzgerald to Erich Segal, Richard Gordon has amassed an impressive collection that shows how medicine is viewed in literature
The facts of life by Richard Gordon( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oorspr. titel : facts of life
The captain's table by Richard Gordon( Book )

43 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain of a tramp steamer, promoted to the bridge of a passenger liner, is involved in hilarious difficulties with passengers and an unpredictable group of officers
Doctor on toast by Richard Gordon( Book )

27 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr Grimsdyke falls in love with a model, only to find she is married. A cruise turns into a disaster and his role as Sir Lancelot's biographer leads to misadventure. And then there is the hypochondriac Bishop, the murder specialist Dr McFiggie, and the alarming girl from Paris. Grimsdyke and Sir Lancelot do, however, narrowly avoid imprisonment!
Doctor in the swim by Richard Gordon( Book )

20 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr Grimsdyke was pleased to sit next to the luscious Lucy on a flight. Several hours in her company was bound to go well - despite Anemone waiting back home! As if juggling two women wasn''t enough, the Jellybone sisters then enter the scene with a troupe of female contortionists. Grimsdyke falls headlong into a series of hilarious mishaps
 
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The alarming history of medicine
Alternative Names

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Gordon, Ričard

Gordon, Richard

Gordon, Richard 1921-

Ostlere, G.

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Richard Gordon Pseudonym von Gordon Stanley Ostlere

Ричард Гордон

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Great medical disastersDoctor at seaDoctor in loveThe private life of Florence NightingaleDoctor at largeThe invisible victoryThe facemakerAn alarming history of famous and difficult! patients : amusing medical anecdotes from Typhoid Mary to FDR