Start by marking “The Physician (Cole Family Trilogy, #1)” as Want to Read: In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians. His novel Shaman won the first James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best. The Physician is a novel by Noah Gordon. It is about the life of a Christian English boy in the 11th century who journeys across Europe in order to study medicine among the Persians. The book was initially published by Simon & Schuster on August 7, Read by millions in thirty-two countries, The Physician is the novel that put Noah Start reading The Physician (The Cole Trilogy Book 1) on your site in.

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The Physician by Noah Gordon, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. For this reason, I tend to review excellent finds - books that have been overlooked or forgotten. The Physician by Noah Gordon is a perfect. “This has been a magic book for me,” said Noah Gordon about his medieval medical-adventure saga, “The Physician,” which he wrote 30 years.

International fame: Voted "one of the 10 most-beloved books of all time" at the Madrid Book Fair. Gordon has achieved celebrity status around the world, and this is an opportunity for him to break into the US market at the level he deserves.

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Matters of Choice Hayden Bishop. Table of contents Part One: Barber's BoyPart Two: The Long JourneyPart Three: IspahanPart Four: The MaristanPart Five: The War SurgeonPart Six: HakimPart Seven: The Returned show more.

He is apprenticed to a barber-surgeon, a mountainous man who's by turns actor, magician, healer, and snake-oil salesman. Rob grows through a turbulent but instructive adolescence in which he discovers his near-magical gift for sensing through touch a patient's fundamental condition; he can tell whether a patient is going to live or die.

During these years, Rob also sees the ignorance and superstition surrounding the practice of medicine in England.

Thus, when the barber-surgeon dies, Rob decides to follow his calling and travel to Persia, where he has heard that the legendary doctor Ibn Sina Avicenna teaches medicine. But Christians have no chance of being accepted in Ispahan's university, so as he travels through Europe, Rob disguises himself as a Jew.

Once in Ispahan, after being thrown in jail for impudence, Rob skillfully flatters the Shah, is allowed to study medicine and is soon a favorite of Ibn Sina and of the Shah. Rob is sent to fight the plague in an outlying town; he finds Mary and weds her; he goes with the Shah on a military Campaign to India.


His knowledge of healing grows; but when the Shale's enemies mass and overwhelm the city, Rob and Mary gather their young family and flee to England. There, Rob drops his Jewish disguise and opens a practice, but soon settles in the comparative freedom of Mary's ancestral lands in Scotland.

One of Rob's sons, it seems, has inherited his father's gift of touch; through him, the knowledge of healing will continue to grow. All in all, fair-to-middling entertainment--short on dramatic peaks and skillful plotting but filled with a lot of good historical detail and a fascinating look into the medical ""arts"" of the time.

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Matters of Choice Fiction. Shaman Historical fiction.I skipped or skimmed some sections because of this. The Cole Trilogy Book 1 Paperback: Unfortunately, besides being worlds away, the schools do not admit Christians—and even if they did, no country in Christendom would allow a person with such heathen learning to return.

One of the characters, Avicenna Ibn Sina — , is someone that Persians revere. Richard Higgins provides a somewhat inconsistent narration.

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