DOCTOR'S AUTHOR RICHARD GORDON DIES

Aug 15, 2017

By Andy Johnson

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The English Doctor-turned-author Richard Gordon,who penned the beloved “Doctor” books in the 1950s and 60s, has died at the age of 95.
 
The “Doctor” books formed the basis for seven films and the BBC television and radio comedy series, “Doctor in the House”.  It revolved around the trials of medical students at the fictional St Swithin’s Hospital in London.
Gordon, whose real name was Gordon Ostlere was originally an anesthetist and also worked as a ship’s surgeon.
In total, he wrote more than three dozen books.
Richard Gordon, dead at 95
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