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Gordon, Richard 1921-

Works: 202 works in 964 publications in 16 languages and 10,955 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Anecdotes  Humor  History  Biography  Medical fiction  Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Producer, Performer
Classifications: PR6057.O714, 823.914
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The alarming history of medicine by Richard Gordon( Book )
25 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 674 libraries worldwide
Accidentally invented when Antony van Leeuwenhoek, a seventeenth-century Dutch optician, got two lenses stuck in a tube; he became the first man to see his own spermatozoa. Doctors had traditionally placed their ears on a patient's chest to listen to the heartbeat; faced with an unusually buxom patient, Dr. Rene Laennec modestly insisted on using a rolled-up sheet of paper, thus creating the stethoscope. Modern surgery was invented by gunpowder; when bows and arrows were
Great medical disasters by Richard Gordon( Book )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 582 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 )
51 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 400 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?
Doctor in love by Richard Gordon( Book )
45 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 392 libraries worldwide
In this hilarious romantic comedy, Richard Gordon develops 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. There, he falls in love with his very own Florence Nightingale. However he soon learns he has a rival and sets out to impress!
The private life of Florence Nightingale by Richard Gordon( Book )
18 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 332 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 )
15 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 320 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
Doctor at large by Richard Gordon( Book )
51 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 318 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 sleep of life : a novel by Richard Gordon( Book )
11 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 libraries worldwide
The facemaker by Richard Gordon( Book )
15 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 301 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 298 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 280 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 )
35 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 272 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
Doctor in the house by Richard Gordon( Book )
59 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 251 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!
A question of guilt : the curious case of Dr. Crippen by Richard Gordon( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Doctor on toast by Richard Gordon( Book )
20 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 218 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!
Doctor and son by Richard Gordon( Book )
27 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 218 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 captain's table by Richard Gordon( Book )
41 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 217 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 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 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 211 libraries worldwide
Doctor in the swim by Richard Gordon( Book )
18 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 195 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
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controlled identity Gordon, Richard, 1921-

Gordon, Ričard
Gordon, Richard
Gordon, Richard 1921-
Ostlere, Gordon
Ostlere, Gordon 1921-
Ostlere, Gordon Stanley 1921-
Richard Gordon British writer (born Gordon Stanley Ostlere)
Richard Gordon brytyjski lekarz i pisarz
Ричард Гордон
ゴードン, リチャード
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Czech (26)
Dutch (24)
German (8)
Portuguese (6)
Slovenian (5)
Spanish (5)
Japanese (4)
Italian (3)
Polish (3)
Swedish (2)
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