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In this quietly revolutionary work of social observation and medical philosophy, Booker Prize-winning writer John Berger and the photographer Jean Mohr train their gaze on an English country doctor and find a universal man--one who has taken it upon himself to recognize his patient's humanity when illness and the fear of death have made them unrecognizable to themselves. In the impoverished rural community in which he works, John Sassall tend the maimed, the dying, and the lonely. He is not only the dispenser of cures but the repository of memories. And as Berger and Mohr follow Sassall about his rounds, they produce a book whose careful detail broadens into a meditation on the value we assign a human life. First published thirty years ago, A Fortunate Man remains moving and deeply relevant--no other book has offered such a close and passionate investigation of the roles doctors play in their society.

"In contemporary letters John Berger seems to me peerless; not since Lawrence has there been a writer who offers such attentiveness to the sensual world with responsiveness to the imperatives of conscience."--Susan Sontag

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ISBN:
9780679737261
Author:
Mohr, Jean
Author:
Mohr, Jean
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
England
Subject:
Sociology, rural
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Family & General Practice
Subject:
Physician & Patient
Subject:
Medicine, rural
Subject:
Medicine, Rural -- England.
Subject:
Sassall, John
Subject:
Physicians (General practice) -- England.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
97-32.
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5.12 x .47 in .4 lb

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