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Author Name: Richard Gordon

Richard Gordon is the pen name used by Gordon Ostlere (born Gordon Stanley Ostlere on September 15, 1921), an English surgeon and anaesthetist. As Richard Gordon, Ostlere has written several novels, screenplays for film and television and accounts of popular history, mostly dealing with the practice of medicine. He is most famous for a long series of comic novels on a medical theme starting with Doctor in the House, and the subsequent film, television and stage adaptations. His The Alarming History of Medicine was published in 1993, and he followed this with The Alarming History of Sex. Gordon worked as anaesthetist at St. Bartholomew's Hospital (where he was a medical student) and later as a ship's surgeon and as assistant edito

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Doctor on the Job
 -by Richard Gordon

Richard Gordon's life was moving rapidly towards middle-aged lethargy - or so he felt. Employed as an assistant in general prac... Read More

Doctor in the Boil
 -by Richard Gordon
The work-shy Dr. Grimsdyke is still at St Swithin's - the same as ever despite the world having moved on around him. Nurses are hi... Read More

Doctor in the Swim
 -by Richard Gordon
Doctor Grimsdyke was only too pleased to discover that he was sitting next to the luscious Lucy Squiffington on his flight home. S... Read More

Doctor on the Brain
 -by Richard Gordon
On a sunny morning in June, the Dean of St. Swithin's Hospital Medical School is struggling to avoid hypocrisy as he writes the ob... Read More

Doctor and Son
 -by Richard Gordon
Recovering from the realisation that his honeymoon was not quite as he had anticipated, Simon Sparrow can at least look forward to... Read More

Doctor in Clover
 -by Richard Gordon
Now that Dr. Grimsdyke is qualified he finds practicing medicine rather less congenial than he anticipated. But the ever self-less... Read More

Doctor on Toast
 -by Richard Gordon
In this riotously funny comedy Dr. Grimsdyke's genius for disaster is given full reign. He falls in love with a model, only to fin... Read More

Great Medical Mysteries
 -by Richard Gordon

Great Medical Mysteries is a hilarious catalogue of medical mysteries and trivia - medical mysteries of history, mysterious add... Read More

Surgeon at Arms
 -by Richard Gordon
Surgeon at Arms continues the story of the much-admired surgeon, Graham Trevose, who first appeared in The Facemaker. As the Secon... Read More

Doctor on the Ball
 -by Richard Gordon

First there is the actor who confuses himself with his character. Then comes the man suffering from amnesia...and the housewife... Read More

Author in Focus

A little about me: I always knew I wanted to work with books somehow, so I studied English at university before working in a bookshop, a literary ag Read More...

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