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A Fortunate Man: the story of a country doctor [book review]
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. (Welfare and lifecourse)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0664-1170
2017 (English)In: Cost of Living, , p. 3Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

I took John Berger’s book A Fortunate Man: the story of a country doctor to read over the New Year holiday. Berger’s account of a General Practitioner working in the Forest of Dean in the 1960s, illustrated with Jean Mohr’s photographs, was first published in 1967 and reissued by Canongate in 2015.

The extended essay opens with vignettes of patients attended by an old-fashioned community physician in a rural area: a woodman trapped under a felled tree; a young woman’s asthma brought on by the stress of a failed affair; the hopeless grief of a widowed farmer; and the severe piles of a man who has long lived as a woman.

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2017. , p. 3
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-314089OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-314089DiVA, id: diva2:1069055
Available from: 2017-01-27 Created: 2017-01-27 Last updated: 2017-01-27Bibliographically approved

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