Richard Gordon


(Gordon Ostlere)
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Richard Gordon was the pen name used by Gordon Ostlere, an English surgeon and anaesthetist. As Richard Gordon, Ostlere wrote several 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 and stage adaptations. His The Alarming History of Medicine was published in 1993, and he followed this with The Alarming History of Sex.