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Jean Mohr’s photos are the saving grace here. A startlingly humane portrait of a doctor practising medicine in rural England in the s – the type of universalist country doctor part priest, part magician, part healer that doesn’t exist anymore.

It was interesting to note which parts I found noteworthy the first time I read the book and the parts that strike a chord now. This is an extraordinary book. There are several short stories, or even flash-length pieces in there, and the whole book is illustrated with actual photos. Later he was self exiled to continental Europe, living between the french Alps in summer and the suburbs of Paris in winter. He certainly has a good eye for specific impressions. But fully to take the measure of it, we have to come to some conclusion about the value of these lives to us now.

The people tell him of a story about a man, Sleepy Joe, whose was under a felled tree for twelve hours waiting, whereas this doctor was on the scene 20 minutes.

Does one who is culturally fortunate have the responsible to impart his knowledge to complicate an unnamed and varying definition of happiness? Along the way there are so many beautiful moments.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Inon the occasion of a general celebration of Berger’s work, a special session on A Fortunate Man was held. Having read this book, I can see how trivial my hombrw were. May 03, Sushila rated it really liked it.


The doctor is a popular hero: He comes back to this later to ‘show’ that this explains the community members’ “extravagant expectation of fraternal recognition”. I understand that all books are a product I would have given five stars if this had been mostly about the photographs which are superband I would have given five stars if this had been mostly about the case studies – both these elements were wonderful.

It is not a work of scholarship; rigor is not a priority for Berger; but often he has good things to say. Aug 08, Riccardo Cioni rated it it was amazing. John Peter Berger was an English art critic, novelist, painter and author. Is Dr Sewell as a solo GP with a high degree of procedural as well as psychological medicine living and working in his practice community an anachronism or the doctor of the future he asks and prophetically speculates from that computers will one day make better diagnoses than doctors, but sees that even in that future age nothing will substitute another person, a GP, being with people helping them to bear, understand, or simply experience their suffering.

Since then, his production has increased considerably, including a variety of genres, from novel to social essay, or poetry.

The people acortunado him of a story about a man, Sleepy Joe, whose was under a felled tree I enjoyed this. The photographs – and the relation between photographs and text – are also remarkable; sparse and mysterious, but true.

John Peter Berger was an English art critic, novelist, painter and author. In the long-term view common sense is passive because it is based on the acceptance of an outdated view of the possible. But the facts fed to the computers will still have to be the result of intimate, individual recognition of the patient.

A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor

He can enter into other people’s dreams or nightmares. In my opinion, Jones, like lots of others, doesn’t understand that Berger is not painting Sassell as a saint, far from it.


Medicine has taken an unfortunate turn away from doctors tending to their community in the intimate way detailed here.

The center of the body once again seems to be the mouth: Recommended reading for all GPs and GP trainers and trainees. What is the personal cost of empathy? And it remains a thoroughly good read. The patients in varying states of vulnerability, emotions reside in the eyes, clutching stomach indicating pain.

Professor Ken Worpole, later commented in his report of the event that ‘Rereading A Fortunate Man I was astonished to realise that I had absorbed many of the passages in it by heart and have paraphrased them as my own aforrunado and insights over the past forty years, forgetful of their origins in this remarkable work.

From the outside we slowly work in, down to the atoms of psychology and memory.

When we hear of a team of doctors or biochemists discovering a new cure, we can acknowledge their achievement easily. I think I want to reread this book. And secondly I had a bit of an issue with how Berger describes Sassall as so unique and important in the way he goes about his work perhaps truebut in comparison to an ‘average’ patient, who ‘expects to maintain what he has – job, family home.

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