Great Medical Mysteries

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9780091556600: Great Medical Mysteries

Great Medical Mysteries is a hilarious catalog of medical mysteries and trivia—medical mysteries of history, mysterious addictions, and everyday medical mysteries are all posed and 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. It moves ingeniously from the woman who gave birth to rabbits, to George Washington’s teeth and Hitler’s eyesight via cannibalism, and arrives at more contemporary enigmas, such as why do so many doctors write books?

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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, before leaving medical practice in 1952 to take up writing full time and embarking upon the 'Doctor' series. Many of these are based on these experiences in the medical profession and are all 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, he will, however, always be best known for his comic tone coupled with remarkable powers of observation inherent in the hilarious 'Doctor' series.

About the Author:

Richard Gordon is best-known for his hilarious Doctor series books and the long-running television series they inspired. Born in 1921, he qualified as a doctor and went on to work as an anesthetist 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 which are based on his experiences in the medical profession and are told with the wry wit and candid humor that have become his hallmark. They have proved enduringly successful and have been adapted to both film and TV. His Great Medical Mysteries and Great Medical Discoveries series concern the stranger aspects of the medical profession, while The Private Life series takes a deeper look at individual figures within their specific medical and historical setting. Gordon will, however, always be best known for his comic tone coupled with remarkable powers of observation.

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