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A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor

by John Berger and Jean Mohr - £9.99  Canongate Books Ltd (2016)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781782115038 | ISBN 10: 178211503x

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 novelist and GP, Gavin Francis.

(Price & availability last checked: April 2016)

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