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Subject: Doctor in the House author Richard Gordon dies aged 95

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/17 at 10:28 am

Doctor-turned-author Richard Gordon, who penned the Doctor books in the 1950s and 60s, has died aged 95. The books formed the basis for seven films and the television and radio comedy series, Doctor in the House. The plot revolved around the trials of medical students at the fictional St Swithin's Hospital in London. Under his real name of Gordon Ostlere, the author, who lived in Kent, worked as an anaesthetist in London and Oxford and was also a ship's surgeon. His first book, Doctor in the House, was based largely on his own experiences. The film version of the same name starred Dirk Bogarde as the recently qualified Simon Sparrow, and was also made into a stage play.

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