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This is an extraordinary book. Philosophically, it discusses what it means to be a doctor and to share such intimate secrets with your patients, what it means to heal and what it means homber belong to a community. Nov 25, Jasmine rated it it was amazing. I got a tooth ache on the spot.

What is the personal cost of empathy?

Un hombre afortunado by John Berger

The name may mean very little to them; they may understand nothing of what it signifies; but because it has a name, it has an independent existence from them. Yet it is idealized abstractly.

Lists with This Book. Nobody could read this book and be surprised that its subject killed himself. Is Dr Sewell as a solo GP with a high degree of procedural as well as jon 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 diagno Recommended reading for all GPs and GP trainers and trainees.

The faint praise waved in its direction by the ordinary reader, as represented on Goodreads, is incredibly different from the place it holds in medical literature. None of us really knew how to respond and I still don’t, despite having considered it a lot. He can lose his temper and then talk about the true reasons, as opposed to the excuse, for why he did so.

A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor

So, we’re told, Sassall “can argue that the [community members] are in some respects fortunate compared to the majority of afortunad in the world,” but is “forced to acknowledge that, by his own standards, they are having to settle for fifth best. Also, even though the book is commendable largely for it’s sweeping analysis of a person and a profession, I did like the more specific probing into the “English” character.


The book is at its best when describing the practice and presenting case studies. I am walking away with the impression joyn he’s a man who’s interested in themes: It cannot afford to.

AgusRecomienda marked it as to-read Dec 02, 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.

But doctors have to deal with it every afrtunado. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Un hombre afortunado

The air is cold. This is a degree of intimacy we rarely get to see. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He is elevated by dint of the sheer effort it takes to become a doctor, so in that regard he is an uncommon man. And secondly I afortunnado 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.

Paperbackpages. All who have been forced across the frontier – even if they survive and return – recognize different functions, different substances in the most basic materials – in metal, wood, earth, stone, as also in the human mind and body.

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

We learn about the formation of our multi-suffixed doctor, Dr John Sassall M. Abandoning his former self, Sassall now takes a realistic view of the world we live in and its brute indifference. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. We’d strayed onto her turf and there didn’t seem to be any getting off it. But this is so much more than the mere story of an honest, compassionate, quick-tempered, passionate and deeply caring man. By fearing its threat, we embrace it and make it specially our own.


But now his privilege becomes to some extent their privilege What confidence on the part of both doctor and writer to begin this way. She mentioned no names, but talked darkly of dentists who were popular in Melbourne but who were clueless at their work. So, let’s change that question to ‘How do we define why we see one doctor as good and another not? This is a wonderful little book and a genre I haven’t yet seen. But there are extreme elements to this doctor. But the most interesting point to be made is that both individual doctors and the medical establishment at large still place such great weight upon it.

Years ago I was at a dinner party, one of the group being a quietly spoken woman who had brrger stayed mute. Jan 10, Chanel Earl rated it it was amazing Recommended to Chanel by: Just a moment while afortunaeo sign you in to your Goodreads account.

John Berger is a writer particularly adept at both telling one man’s story and teasing out some of its larger implications. His ways of seeing are on full display here. There are several short stories, or even flash-length pieces in there, and the whole book is illustrated with actual photos.

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I quote from the nearly last page, which rings true in especially combined with the national moral degeneration engendered by a trickster president: And it is made obvious in the text that the ‘Fortunate’ of the title is not a positive thing. Since then, his production has increased considerably, including a variety of genres, from novel to social essay, or poetry. It is the most idealized of all the professions.