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A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor

John Berger. Jean Mohr, photos.
Item #: D10928
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 176 / 2016
Publisher: Canongate
ISBN: 9781782115038
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First published in 1967, this is a moving and philosophical reflection on the doctor's role in a community, and a potent reminder of the unique value of general practice in this age of specialized medicine. John Berger spent three months in the Forest of Dean shadowing English country doctor John Sassall, and found him to be a most fortunate man. Sassall's work occupies and fulfils him, and since he lives among the patients he treats, the line between life and work is happily blurred. A wonder of observation, the book blends Berger's text with Jean Mohr's photographs to detail what it means to be a doctor, to serve a community, to heal and be healed.


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