Dr Gordon's Casebook

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‘Well, I see no reason why anyone should expect a doctor to be on call seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Considering the sort of risky life your average GP leads, it’s not only inhuman but simple-minded to think that a doctor could stay sober that long?’ As Dr Richard Gordon joins the ranks of such world-famous diarists as Samuel Pepys and Fanny Burney, his most intimate thoughts and confessions reveal the life of a GP to be not quite as we might expect?!Hilarious, riotous and just a bit too truthful, this is Richard Gordon at his best. ...
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Overview

‘Well, I see no reason why anyone should expect a doctor to be on call seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Considering the sort of risky life your average GP leads, it’s not only inhuman but simple-minded to think that a doctor could stay sober that long?’ As Dr Richard Gordon joins the ranks of such world-famous diarists as Samuel Pepys and Fanny Burney, his most intimate thoughts and confessions reveal the life of a GP to be not quite as we might expect?!Hilarious, riotous and just a bit too truthful, this is Richard Gordon at his best.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842325179
  • Publisher: House of Stratus, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.07 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Gordon is best-known for his hilarious 'Doctor' books and the long-running television series they inspired.

Born in 1921, he qualified as a doctor and went on to work as an anaesthetist at the famous St Bartholomew's Hospital, before a spell as a ship's surgeon and then as assistant editor of the British Medical Journal.

In 1952, he left medical practice to take up writing full time and embarked upon the 'Doctor' series. Many of these are based on his experiences in the medical profession and are told with the rye wit and candid humour that have become his hallmark. They have proved enduringly successful and have been adapted into both film and TV.

His 'Great Medical Mysteries' and 'Great Medical Discoveries' concern the stranger aspects of the medical profession, whilst 'The Private Life' series takes a deeper look at individual figures within their specific medical and historical setting.

Clearly an incredibly versatile writer, Gordon will, however, always be best known for his comic tone coupled with remarkable powers of observation inherent in the hilarious 'Doctor' series.

'Mr Gordon is in his way the P G Wodehouse of the general hospitals' - The Daily Telegraph.

'I wish some more solemn novelists had half Mr Gordon's professional skills' - Julian Symonds - Sunday Times

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