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A Fortunate Man

The Story of a Country Doctor

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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.

Product code: 9781782115038

ISBN 9781782115038
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS13
On Sale Date 04/02/2016
Series Canons
No. Of Pages 176
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Edition Main - Canons Edition
Berger's exploration of what it means to heal, now inducted into the Canons series nearly fifty years after its first publication