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A Fortunate Man : The Story of a Country Doctor

Berger, John, Mohr, Jean, Francis, Gavin
Format: Paperback
Publisher: CANONGATE BOOKS LTD (Canongate Canons)
Published: February 4, 2016
ISBN: 9781782115038
176 pages, numerous b&w integrated photos

£9.99

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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