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Gordon, Richard 1921-

Works: 191 works in 861 publications in 14 languages and 10,843 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Anecdotes  Humor  History  Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Humorous fiction  Sea stories  Medical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Producer, Performer
Classifications: PR6057.O714, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Richard Gordon
Most widely held works by Richard Gordon
Doctor in the house by Richard Gordon( Book )

74 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ship's newly qualified doctor relates his hilarious adventures with wine, women and mariners
The alarming history of medicine by Richard Gordon( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superseded by powder and shot in the fifteenth century, the human damage it wreaked caused major advances in surgical technique. And if the illnesses were bad, the treatments were frequently worse. Did you know that the following cures were once thought to be infallible: Warts. Touch each wart with a separate pebble, put pebbles in a bag, drop bag on way to church, finder will receive your warts ... Mumps. Put patient in a donkey's halter and lead him around the pigsty
Great medical disasters by Richard Gordon( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 583 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 in love by Richard Gordon( Book )

38 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this hilarious romantic comedy, Richard Gordon awakes one morning with 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. But amongst the bedpans and injections on Honesty ward, Richard falls in love? with his very own Florence Nightingale. However he soon learns that he has a rival for her affections, and unwilling to lose his love to Dr Hinyman, Richard sets out to impress!
The private life of Florence Nightingale by Richard Gordon( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 332 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 invisible victory by Richard Gordon( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 316 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 sleep of life : a novel by Richard Gordon( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor at large by Richard Gordon( Book )

50 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After some unfortunate incidents in his first qualified position as a Junior Casualty House Surgeon at St. Swithan's, Dr Richard Gordon cuts his losses and visits a medical employment agency. To his disappointment, all the best jobs have already been snapped up, but general practice is still an option for him
Jack the Ripper by Richard Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 304 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
The facemaker by Richard Gordon( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 302 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
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 286 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 )

35 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 268 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 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 216 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 )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and Finnish and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor and son by Richard Gordon( Book )

26 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Sparrow is looking forward to a life of tranquillity and order as a respectable homeowner with a new wife, until his old friend Dr Grimsdyke starts using their home as a place of refuge from his various misdemeanours
The captain's table by Richard Gordon( Book )

37 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 207 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 )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr Gaston Grimsdyke is one of St. Swithan's most notorious products. This further volume of memoirs highlights some of the more promising moments in what has been a career of major and minor disasters
Doctor in the swim by Richard Gordon( Book )

20 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 189 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
Doctor on the brain by Richard Gordon( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dean of St Swithan''s Hospital Medical School is struggling to avoid hypocrisy as he writes the obituary for his fearsome sparring partner, Sir Lancelot Spratt. Yet far from being a funereal and moribund tale, Doctor on the Brain is a fast-moving, hilarious comedy where the jokes are liberally dispensed and the mishaps all too common
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The alarming history of medicine
Alternative Names

controlled identityOstlere, Gordon

Gordon, Ričard

Gordon, Richard

Gordon, Richard 1921-

Ostlere, Gordon

Ostlere, Gordon 1921-

Richard Gordon British writer (born Gordon Stanley Ostlere)

Richard Gordon brytyjski lekarz i pisarz

Ричард Гордон

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The alarming history of medicineGreat medical disastersDoctor in loveThe private life of Florence NightingaleThe invisible victoryDoctor at largeThe facemakerAn alarming history of famous and difficult! patients : amusing medical anecdotes from Typhoid Mary to FDR