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Gordon, Richard 1921-

Works: 59 works in 543 publications in 14 languages and 6,401 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Fiction  History  Humor  Quotations  Drama  Love stories  Film adaptations  Case studies  Humorous stories 
Roles: Author, Producer
Classifications: R705, 610
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Most widely held works by Richard Gordon
The alarming history of medicine by Richard Gordon( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Portuguese and held by 700 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Superseded by powder and shot in the fifteenth century, the human damage it wreaked caused major advances in surgical technique.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 )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 613 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 )
93 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 533 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 in love by Richard Gordon( Book )
38 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 474 libraries worldwide
In this hilarious romantic comedy, Richard Gordon awakes one morning with a headache. It takes him a while to realize he is ill -- after all he is a doctor. Dr Pennyworth prescribes a spell in hospital, and amongst the bedpans and injections on Honesty Ward, Richard falls in love -- with his very own Florence Nightingale
Doctor at large by Richard Gordon( Book )
45 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 332 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 facemaker by Richard Gordon( Book )
13 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 327 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 304 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 and son by Richard Gordon( Book )
20 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 276 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
Doctor on toast by Richard Gordon( Book )
17 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 243 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!
The literary companion to medicine : an anthology of prose poetry by Richard Gordon( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
From the author of The Alarming History of Medicine comes the perfect gift and reference book for doctors and medical students: a unique and entertaining anthology devoted to literature about medicine. A sampling of the writing in The Literary Companion to Medicine includes: the unforgettable Bob Sawyer of Charles Dickens, Emile Zola's send-up of Lourdes, Thomas Mann's vanished world of Swiss TB sanatoria, Brillat-Savarin's ironic table-talk of nineteenth-century slimmers, James Boswell's disorderly sex life, and the hilarity of the Parisian music hall star Le Petomane
The facts of life by Richard Gordon( Book )
10 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and Finnish and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Doctor in the swim by Richard Gordon( Book )
18 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 214 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
The captain's table by Richard Gordon( Book )
30 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 212 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
The Gate of Heavenly Peace ( visu )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 202 libraries worldwide
During the northern spring of 1989, nightly news accounts filmed in Tiananmen Square alternately enthralled and horrified millions of viewers around the globe. This film revisits these events and explores the complex political process that eventually led to the Beijing Massacre of June 4th
Doctor in the nude by Richard Gordon( Book )
10 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Mrs Samantha Dougal is against nudity. The Dean of St Swithan''s Hospital feigns indifference. Mrs Dougal''s husband, however, is totally in favour. The jokes positively spill from this elegantly written and languorously witty tale that includes Sir Lancelot, the Queen, a new building, and the voluptuous daughter of the trendy hospital chaplain
Great medical mysteries by Richard Gordon( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Great Medical Mysteries is a hilarious catalogue of medical mysteries and trivia - mysteries of history, mysterious addictions and everyday medical mysteries are all pondered with Richard Gordon''s famed wit. The result is a deeply humorous, often bawdy, novel that explores the fancies and bodily functions of human beings through the ages
Doctor on the brain by Richard Gordon( Book )
20 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 171 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
Doctors' daughters by Richard Gordon( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 169 libraries worldwide
The new bishop orders all clergy to take up jogging and a diet of boiled rice. This sends the men of the cloth scurrying for their dose of sick notes. This added burden means the doctors might even have to cancel their afternoon golf to meet the demand. They learn that two of their oldest friends now have qualified doctors as children!
Doctor on the boil by Richard Gordon( Book )
15 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 136 libraries worldwide
The work-shy Dr Grimsdyke is still at St Swithan''s. Nurses are hitching up their skirts in the name of fashion and the dean is almost certain he is to be knighted. And then a Rolls Royce pulls up with Sir Lancelot Spratt in it. Bored with retirement he has returned to invoke a clause in St Swithan''s original charter and resume work
To taste a hundred herbs gods, ancestors, and medicine in a Chinese village ( visu )
12 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Explores traditional beliefs and customs of medicine and healing and how western religion has affected the traditions of family life
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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
English (385)
Czech (15)
Danish (7)
Dutch (6)
Chinese (5)
Portuguese (4)
Italian (4)
German (3)
Japanese (2)
Finnish (2)
Russian (2)
Spanish (2)
Slovenian (2)
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