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Gordon, Richard 1921-

Overview
Works: 227 works in 1,079 publications in 6 languages and 11,221 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Anecdotes  History  Humor  Diaries  Drama  Love stories  Film adaptations  Sea stories  Spy stories 
Roles: Editor, Producer, Film editor
Classifications: PZ4.O85, 823.914
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The alarming history of medicine by Richard Gordon ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 702 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. The microscope, for instance, was
Great medical disasters by Richard Gordon ( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 601 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 the house by Richard Gordon ( Book )
74 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Doctor in love by Richard Gordon ( Book )
34 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 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!
Doctor at sea by Richard Gordon ( Book )
40 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Account of his first experiences as a ship's doctor
The private life of Florence Nightingale by Richard Gordon ( Book )
14 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 350 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 )
12 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack the Ripper by Richard Gordon ( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 331 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 sleep of life : a novel by Richard Gordon ( Book )
11 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The facemaker by Richard Gordon ( Book )
13 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 319 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
Doctor at large by Richard Gordon ( Book )
40 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presented in the witty and erudite style that is Richard Gordon's hallmark are thirty-one cases of maladies and malingerers, among them: At Waterloo, Napoleon was incommoded with prolapsed piles, hardly the strategical equivalent of Nelson's blind eye at Copenhagen; A mortally ill King Charles II was offered a bracing Julep with forty drops of Spirit of Human Skull, which soon sped him on his way to a more heavenly kingdom; Hitler took laxatives and gave himself camomile enemas to lose weight (a mystical German leader could not be potbellied); and Dissatisfied with his medical advisers, Stalin ordered nine doctors thrown into chains, beaten to a pulp, and ground into powder - a most difficult patient indeed
Doctor in clover by Richard Gordon ( Book )
28 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Doctor and son by Richard Gordon ( Book )
17 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recovering from the realisation that his honeymoon was not quite as he had anticipated, Simon Sparrow can at least look forward to a life of tranquillity and order as a respectable homeowner with a new wife. But that was before his old friend Dr Grimsdyke took to using their home as a place of refuge from his various misdemeanours - and especially from the incident with the actress which demanded immediate asylum. Surely one such houseguest was enough without the appearance of Simon?s godfather, the eminent Sir Lancelot Spratt. Chaos and mayhem in the Sparrow household can mean only one thing ? more comic tales from Richard Gordon?s hilarious doctor series
A question of guilt : the curious case of Dr. Crippen by Richard Gordon ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Doctor on toast by Richard Gordon ( Book )
12 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 227 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 225 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 )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Gate of Heavenly Peace ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revisits the Tiananmen Square incident of June 4, 1989 and explores the complex political process that led to the protests and the eventual Beijing massacre. Includes still photographs, eyewitness accounts, interviews, and newsreels
Doctor in the swim by Richard Gordon ( Book )
16 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Ostlere, Gordon

Gordon, Ričard
Gordon, Richard
Gordon, Richard (1921- ).
Ostlere, Gordon
Ostlere, Gordon 1921-
Ostlere, Gordon Stanley 1921-
ゴードン, リチャード
Languages
English (398)
Chinese (5)
German (1)
Turkish (1)
Spanish (1)
Czech (1)
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