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Fortunate Man: Story of a Country Doctor

Author: BERGER JOHN
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Pub Date: 04/02/2016
Publisher: CANONGATE BOOKS LTD
ISBN: 9781782115038
Availability: In stock
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Quick overview Berger's exploration of what it means to heal, now inducted into the Canons series nearly fifty years after its first publication
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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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