A Fortunate Man: The Story Of A Country Doctor

Author: John Berger

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  • : $23.99(AUD)
  • : 9781782115038
  • : Canongate Books
  • : Canongate Canons
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  • : February 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 23.99
  • : February 2016
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  • : John Berger
  • : Paperback
  • : Main - Canons ed
  • : 176
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In 1966 John Berger spent three months in the Forest of Dean shadowing an English country GP, John Sassall. Sassall is a fortunate man - his work occupies and fulfils him, he lives amongst the patients he treats, the line between his life and his work is happily blurred.In A Fortunate Man, Berger's text and the photography of Jean Mohr reveal with extraordinary intensity the life of a remarkable man. It is a portrait of one selfless individual and the rural community for which he became the hub. Drawing on psychology, biography and medicine A Fortunate Man is a portrait of sacrifice. It is also a profound exploration of what it means to be a doctor, to serve a community and to heal.With a new introduction by writer and GP, Gavin Francis.

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Berger's exploration of what it means to heal, now inducted into the Canons series nearly fifty years after its first publication