ISBN: 1453271104
EAN13: 9781453271100
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 4, 2012
Pages: 765
Dimensions: 1.89" H x 8.5" L x 5.59" W
Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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. 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 best-selling author Noah Gordon's Dr. Robert Cole trilogy, which continues with Shaman and concludes with Matters of Choice.

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