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Tato Hdez marked it as to-read Nov 11, Recently, I’ve made many “life” decisions and I decided to read the book again. There is the line: From the very beginning we are aware that he is nothing if not fallible. Good general diagnosticians are rare, not because most doctors lack medical knowledge, but because most are incapable of taking in all the possibly relevant facts – emotional, historical, environmental as well as physical.

Rather, it is the cause of the doctor’s undoing. To ask other readers questions about A Fortunate Manplease sign up. How do you judge the value of a person according to what they contribute to the world? Abandoning his former self, Sassall now takes a realistic view of the world we live in and its brute indifference.

It’s not that our subject sort of evaporates or anything like that, it’s just it sort of blows out of proportion and the many cool observations only serve to infuriate the general reader, whoever that may be. Some parts of the book are very specific to time and place only male doctors?

Jun 15, jrendocrine rated it liked it. Some doctors have it, others don’t. Alba rated it really liked it Aug 04, There are several short stories, or even flash-length pieces in there, and the whole book is illustrated with actual photos. homgre


Un hombre afortunado

A year after aforgunado, the doctor shot himself. And it remains a thoroughly good read. With bold simplicity but so much thought behind these words, Berger’s restless precision sees the breakages and connections between his society——war, poverty, alienation; ambition, media, art——and the instantiation of change brought about by a single country doctor.

If it did, it would either have to dismiss this knowledge and with it dismiss all its pretences to democracy and so become totalitarian: Years ago I was at a dinner party, one of the group being a quietly spoken woman who had largely stayed mute.

The people tell him of a story about a man, Sleepy Joe, whose was under a felled tree for twelve hours waiting, whereas this doctor was on the scene 20 minutes. 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.

If his training were not so long and expensive, every mother would be happy for her son to become a doctor. Sassall in a remote English village. He administers morphine, calms the crowd around him. Ana Patricia is currently reading it Dec 30, In the eyes of the layman the results always tend to favour the doctor.

But I soon noticed that the book involved a good deal of philosophizing by the writer.

A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Of course this work may not be for general readers, but you may get the feeling that that’s not because the author doesn’t want it to be, but rather because he can’t make it so. The book is perhaps more relevant now then it was in the 60’s when it was written.

I came to this extraordinary piece of writing via an unusual route.


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Want to Read saving…. Naturally we count it, in principle, a good thing. Of course, it’s never an easy thing for a book to live up to the hype.

The subject is very interesting, the country doctor as a concept and the actual man himself. I think I want to reread this boo This little piece of non-fiction is stunning.

The acknowledgement is easy because the promise of the discovery remains abstract. A word like beauty is thrown around a lot and subjective and may be devoid of meaning at this juncture of life, aforutnado there is such striking, delineated beauty here.

Is Dr Honbre as a solo GP with a high degree of procedural as well as psychological 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 diagnoses than doctors, but sees that even in that future age nothing will substitute another person, a GP, being with people helping them to bear, understand, or simply experience their suffering.

But I would suggest that one of the fundamental reasons why so many doctors become cynical and disillusioned is precisely because, when the abstract idealism has worn thin, they are uncertain about bergwr value of the actual lives of the patients they are treating. Will need much time to process. Mtt marked it as to-read Feb 18, Superfic I came to this extraordinary piece of writing via an unusual route.

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