Doctor in the House

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Samuel French, Inc., 2009 - Drama - 128 pages
Comedy / 5 m., 4 f. / Int. Adapted from the novel by Richard Gordon about the off duty lives of a group of medical students, this play weaves their happy triumphs and brave failures, love affairs and parties into a many colored pattern. Several individuals confined under the same roof employ a blithe exterior to hide their hopes and fears, ineffectually concealing an underlying earnestness of purpose. The play provides a good variety of character parts: young men, some playboys, some serious; the college porter and the eccentric professor; the dragon matron; nurses pretty and dull; and the landlady extraordinary. FEE: $75 per performance.

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Gordon Ostlere was born on September 15, 1921 in England. He was a surgeon and anaesthetist at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London. He wrote several technical books under his own name including Anaesthetics for Medical Students, Anaesthetics and the Patient, and Trichlorethylene Anaesthesia. He also wrote novels, screenplays, and accounts of popular history under the pen name Richard Gordon. He became a full-time author in 1952. He books included the Doctor series of novels, The Alarming History of Medicine, and The Alarming History of Sex. He died on August 11, 2017 at the age of 95.

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