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The Physician
by Noah Gordon


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An orphan leaves Dark Ages London, taking a dangerous journey and posing as a Jew to study medicine in Persia, in "an adventurous and inspiring tale" ( Library Journal ).

A child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, aware something is taking her.  Read more...


 
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Overview

An orphan leaves Dark Ages London, taking a dangerous journey and posing as a Jew to study medicine in Persia, in "an adventurous and inspiring tale" (Library Journal).

A child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, aware something is taking her. Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a worthless medicine. But as he matures, his strange gift--an acute sensitivity to impending death--never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer.

Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the world's most renowned physician, Avicenna. How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rival--medicine--makes a riveting modern classic.

The Physician is the first book in New York Times-bestselling author Noah Gordon's Dr. Robert Cole trilogy, which continues with Shaman and concludes with Matters of Choice.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781453271100
  • ISBN-10: 1453271104
  • Publisher: Barcelona Editions
  • Publish Date: September 2012
  • Page Count: 765
  • Dimensions: 8.53 x 5.63 x 2.05 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.17 pounds


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