A Fortunate Man : The Story of a Country Doctor, Paperback Book

A Fortunate Man : The Story of a Country Doctor Paperback

Part of the Canons series


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, numerous b&w integrated photos
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9781782115038

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