Richard Gordon’s acceptance into St Swithin’s medical school came as no surprise to anyone, least of all him – after all, he had been to public school, played first XV rugby, and his father was ‘a St Swithin’s man’. Surely he was set for life. It was rather a shock then to discover that, once there, he would actually have to work, and quite hard. Fortunately for Richard Gordon, life proved not to be all dissection and textbooks after all. This hilarious hospital comedy is perfect reading for anyone who’s ever wondered exactly what medical students get up to in their training.