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Richard Gordon is the pen name used by Gordon Ostlere (born Gordon Stanley Ostlere on 15 September 1921), an English surgeon and anaesthetist. As Richard Gordon, Ostlere has written numerous novels, screenplays for film and television and accounts of popular history, mostly dealing with the practice of medicine. He is most famous for a long series of comic novels on a medical theme starting with Doctor in the House, and the subsequent film, television, radio and stage adaptations. His The Alarming History of Medicine was published in 1993, and he followed this with The Alarming History of Sex.

Gordon worked as anaesthetist at St. Bartholomew's Hospital (where he was a medical student) and later as a ship's surgeon and as assistant editor of the British Medical Journal. He has published several technical books under his own name including Anaesthetics for Medical Students(1949); later published as Ostlere and Bryce-Smith's Anaesthetics for Medical Students in 1989, Anaesthetics and the Patient (1949) and Trichlorethylene Anaesthesia (1953)[1].

In 1952, he left medical practice and took up writing full time. He has an uncredited role as an anaesthetist in the movie Doctor in the House.

The early Doctor novels, set in the fictitious St Swithin's, a teaching hospital in London, were initially witty and apparently autobiographical; later books included more sexual innuendo and farce. The novels were very successful in Britain in Penguin paperback during the 1960s and 1970s. Richard Gordon also contributed to Punch magazine and has published books on medicine, gardening, fishing and cricket.

The film adaptation of Doctor in the House was released in 1954, two years after the book, while Doctor at Sea came out the following year, with Brigitte Bardot. Dirk Bogarde starred as Dr. Simon Sparrow in both. The later spin-off TV series were written by well-known British comedy writers. In 1974 he walked off the set of This is Your Life when Eamonn Andrews appeared with the red book. He later changed his mind and the show was transmitted a week later.

His wife is also a doctor by profession and they have 4 children. He lives in London.

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Total Books: 220
Stress-Free Divorce Conversations With Leading Divorce Professionals
2017 - Stress-free Divorce Conversations with Leading Divorce Professionals [Stress-Free Divorce Series - Volume 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780998708539
ISBN-10: 0998708534
Genres: Parenting & Relationships, Law
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The Secret Nature of Matter
2017 - The Secret Nature of Matter (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781623171483
ISBN-10: 1623171482
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
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Scotland '74 A World Cup Story
2014 - Scotland '74 a World Cup Story (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781845027490
ISBN-10: 1845027493
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Tus manos curan
2013 - Tus Manos Curan [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788478089130
ISBN-10: 8478089136
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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The Competition Appeal Tribunal Handbook
2013 - The Competition Appeal Tribunal Handbook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781780432113
ISBN-10: 1780432119
Genres: Reference, Law
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Quantum-Touch - The New Human Discovering and Becoming
2013 - Quantum-touch - the New Human Discovering and Becoming (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781583943649
ISBN-10: 1583943641
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Glory in Gothenburg
2012 - Glory in Gothenburg (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781845024703
ISBN-10: 1845024702
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors
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web2py Application Development Cookbook
2012 - Web2py Application Development Cookbook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781849515467
ISBN-10: 1849515468
Genres: Computers & Technology, Reference
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Embryogenesis Explained
2011 - Embryogenesis Explained (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9789814350488
ISBN-10: 9814350486
Genre: Science & Math
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The New Tribunals Handbook
2010 - The New Tribunals Handbook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781847665355
ISBN-10: 1847665357
Genre: Law
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Repairing British Politics A Blueprint for Constitutional Change
Doctor At Sea
2008 - Doctor at Sea (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781842324929
ISBN-10: 1842324926
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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EC Law In Judicial Review
2007 - Ec Law in Judicial Review (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780199266630
ISBN-10: 0199266638
Genre: Law
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Quantum-Touch The Power to Heal
2006 - Quantum-touch the Power to Heal [Third Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781556435942
ISBN-10: 1556435940
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Omni-Education A Teaching and Learning Framework for Social Justice in Urban Classrooms
Human Rights Law Reports 2005 v 6 UK Cases
2006 - Human Rights Law Reports 2005 V 6 Uk Cases (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780421925700
ISBN-10: 0421925701
Genre: Law
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Surgeon at Arms
2006 - Surgeon at Arms (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788129109736
ISBN-10: 8129109735
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Human Rights Law Reports 2000-2009 UK Cases Pt 1
2005 - Human Rights Law Reports 2000-2009 Uk Cases Pt 1 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780421945302
ISBN-10: 0421945303
Genres: Nonfiction, Law
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Doctors' Daughters
2005 - Doctors' Daughters (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781842623770
ISBN-10: 184262377X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Quantum Touch
2005 - Quantum Touch (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442217205
ISBN-10: 3442217202
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Orange Sherbet and Hot Chocolate
2005 - Orange Sherbet and Hot Chocolate (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781413487596
ISBN-10: 1413487599
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2004 - Doctor in Clover [Dales Romance] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2003 - Doctor in Love [Dales Romance] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - Times Squared [Chameleon Book] (Hardcover)
1997 - Os Grandes Desastres Da Medicina [Portuguese Edition] (Paperback)
1993 - A Assustadora Histria Da Medicina [Portuguese Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Mental Health Law and the Human Rights Act 1998 [Blackstone's Human Rights Act Series] (Paperback)
Local Authority Powers [Monitor press special report] (Paperback)
Toque Quntico O Poder De Curar [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)