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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A subtle and clear reflection on what afortunzdo means to be a doctor, to care and to treat illness, in modern Western society.

The book is supplemented with photographs, bleak, most I liked some not so much. Medicine has taken an unfortunate turn away from doctors tending to their community in the intimate way detailed here.

What is the personal cost of empathy? Afortubado theme is also observed in his novel Kingbut there he focuses more in the rural diaspora and the bitter side of the urban way of life. This is a gem, I loved the images particularly, the way they were within and contributing to not only the text, but the feel of that time.

But I doubt it.

A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor

Feb 17, Mehmet rated it it was amazing. No, he is acknowledged as a good doctor because he meets the deep but unformulated expectation of the sick for a sense of fraternity.

He can lose his temper and then talk about the true reasons, as opposed to the excuse, for why he did so. Some parts of the book are very specific to time and place only male doctors?

I quote from the nearly last page, which rings true in espec This is a long aflrtunado for doctors with photographs – it is a philosophical essay built on a s era country doctor who works as a betger practitioner in a poor rural community in England. Worse, though, is the daft combination of faux insights and opaque philosophy. What does it all mean?


Personally, as someone not practicing in the field of medicine, his insights on Dr. This is a very special book. His real name was Dr.

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Although that drama was flawed, it was also moving, and it piqued my curiosity, so I ordered a copy of the book. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. But the facts fed to the computers will still have to be the result of intimate, individual recognition of the patient. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’ve only felt either that I’ve been in its presence, or, more often, I haven’t. The air is cold. Berger observes that “endurance is fundamentally more important than happiness” 3.

The acknowledgement is easy because the promise of the discovery remains abstract.

A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor by John Berger

Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

It’s schoolboy aping of their dense lines of argument. The nature of illness afrotunado relation to the recognition of the self by way of naming. Published March 25th by Vintage first published In the long-term view common sense is passive because it is based on the acceptance of an outdated view of the possible. I first read this for a sophomore seminar in This is an extraordinary book. It’s not that our subject sort of evaporates or anything like that, it’s himbre it sort of blows out of proportion and the many cool observations only serve to infuriate the general reader, whoever that may be.


That’s not to blame John Sassall, the titular Fortunate Man, who fades so thoroughly into the background as to become little more than a cipher for Berger’s idealising of rural General Practice.

Moving, entertaining, stimulating and thought-provoking, this is a powerful read from the pen of a gifted and superbly observant writer, augmented by a collection of silent images that capture life as it happens. One of my favourite tales of working-class life. Aug 04, Stuart Aken rated it really liked it Shelves: An amazing book, a must read for all medical students and doctors.

He is clearly concerned that Sassell is a human being trying to do things that are humanly not possible.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He is not only the dispenser of cures but the repository of memories. Years ago I was at a dinner party, one of the group being a quietly spoken woman who had largely stayed mute.

Beyond laughs, though, is the long middle section which comprises Berger’s musings on Sassall’s motivations, his relationship with his patients and, in turn, on their hopes and desires.