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Gordon, Richard 1921-2017

Works: 191 works in 1,046 publications in 14 languages and 10,768 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Anecdotes  Drama  Historical fiction  Humor  Horror films  Film adaptations  Humorous fiction  Medical fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Producer, Performer
Classifications: PR6057.O714, 823.914
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Great medical disasters by Richard Gordon( Book )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 567 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 381 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?
The private life of Florence Nightingale by Richard Gordon( Book )
19 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 321 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 )
14 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and German and held by 311 libraries worldwide
The invisible victory by Richard Gordon( Book )
15 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 305 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 287 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 287 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 270 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 250 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 230 libraries worldwide
Doctor in the house by Richard Gordon( Book )
45 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 226 libraries worldwide
His acceptance into St Swithan's medical school came as no surprise to anyone, least of all him. Surely he was set for life. It was rather a shock then to discover that, once there, he would actually have to work and quite hard. Fortunately for him, life proved not to be all dissection and textbooks after all
Doctor and son by Richard Gordon( Book )
27 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 216 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 212 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 captain's table by Richard Gordon( Book )
43 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 208 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 facts of life by Richard Gordon( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Oorspr. titel : facts of life
Great medical mysteries by Richard Gordon( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 141 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 in the house by Ralph Thomas( visu )
9 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
The hilarious exploits of first year medical student Simon Sparrow as he learns his way around St. Swithins Hospital. After many flirtatious advances by his landlady's daughter, Sparrow leaves his residence and finds himself thrown in to a flat as a roommate with three other students. He learns rapidly that becoming a doctor isn't quite what is on the minds of his hard living mates
Black sabbath by Mario Bava( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Dr. Sparrow learns to keep one step ahead of the opposite sex while learning the route to his becoming a surgeon. Bonus: commentary with Muriel Pavlow and Donald Sinden, and a photo gallery
Doctor in distress ( visu )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Another saga involving Dr. Sparrow of St. Swithins helping his fellow physician and friend, Sir Lancelot Spratt
Doctor in trouble ( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
When a TV heartthrob doctor is admitted to St. Swithin's Hospital, he's ordered some special therapy: a cruise on a boat called the Golden Horn. To complicate matters, doctor Leslie Phillips stows away on the ship to chase a woman and eventually becomes the captain's steward
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Ostlere, Gordon

Gordon, Ričard
Gordon, Richard
Gordon, Richard 1921-
Ostlere, G.
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Richard Gordon anglický lékař a spisovatel
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Richard Gordon Pseudonym von Gordon Stanley Ostlere
Ричард Гордон
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