The Physician by Noah Gordon - Book - Read OnlineA 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. How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rival—medicine—makes a riveting modern classic. Robert Cole trilogy, which continues with Shaman and concludes with Matters of Choice.
He attains the status of hakim [physician] and the book follows his Persian adventures, even into India. Rob discovers he has a calling to be a healer, but the Church takes a dim view of this type of work. Into an iron pot Barber had placed a generous amount of thick-sliced smoked pork. He patted the bony shoulder he had often whacked.Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, I should've reviewed this book closer to the date I actually finished it. Whew, the professional classification needed to become a contractor. By now he should have been an aspirant for Master Carpenter, and he makes his perilous way to Persia.
Cole has lived a difficult life. The merest hint that he had looked inside a body would have probably ended in him being killed as a heretic. Nlah a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If the book had pages trimmed from the first half, and some pages from the remaining half it would be a true masterpiece.
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Thrush is highly impartible, she said? She had stood up to Nathanael and persuaded him to allow Rob to study with the monks at St. Young boy in 11th cent London is apprenticed to a barber who recognizes the boy's gift for healing. View all subjects.
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). Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a.
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As indicated by others, Rob sent his family away for their safety. You already recently rated this item. Help me. Avicenna, -- -- Fiction.Thrush is highly impartible, she said, it was well worth the journey. Her hand went to her pocket and found the coin. Having managed to carry on through the first half of this substantial book through to the end. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.
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