A FORTUNATE MAN

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A Fortunate Man

Author : John Berger
ISBN : 9780307794185
Genre : Social Science
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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. In the impoverished rural community in which he works, John Sassall tend the maimed, the dying, and the lonely. He is not only the dispenser of cures but the repository of memories. And as Berger and Mohr follow Sassall about his rounds, they produce a book whose careful detail broadens into a meditation on the value we assign a human life. 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. "In contemporary letters John Berger seems to me peerless; not since Lawrence has there been a writer who offers such attentiveness to the sensual world with responsiveness to the imperatives of conscience." --Susan Sontag
Category: Social Science

A Fortunate Man

Author : John Berger
ISBN : 9780679737261
Genre : Medical
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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. In the impoverished rural community in which he works, John Sassall tend the maimed, the dying, and the lonely. He is not only the dispenser of cures but the repository of memories. And as Berger and Mohr follow Sassall about his rounds, they produce a book whose careful detail broadens into a meditation on the value we assign a human life. 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. "In contemporary letters John Berger seems to me peerless; not since Lawrence has there been a writer who offers such attentiveness to the sensual world with responsiveness to the imperatives of conscience."--Susan Sontag
Category: Medical

A Fortunate Man

Author : John Berger
ISBN : 9781782115021
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Fortunate Man

Author : Ismail Meer
ISBN : UOM:39015056669347
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Nelson Mandela was released from prison, he invited Ismail Meer to be his traveling companion and speechwriter on his trips abroad. Meer is one of the unsung heroes of South African history. A prominent Indian activist, he helped convince the young Mandela, decades earlier, to broaden his vision beyond Africans only. In this autobiography, Meer vividly describes the journey from his childhood world of the 1920s to his political involvement in the 1950s, 1960s and beyond. the book takes the reader back to conversations with figures such as Albert Luthuli, paints a picture of Nelson Mandela and other political leaders as young men, and give little known details about Joe Slovo and Ruth First. With its elegant writing style, its vivid recreation of past times and its touches of humor, this is a substantial history, in the tradition of "Long Walk to Freedom and "Rivonia's Children.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Memoir Of A Fortunate Man

Author : Jean Wilson
ISBN : 1537605887
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THE MEMOIR OF A FORTUNATE MAN chronicles the life of physician-scientist, Jean D. Wilson, M.D. From GROWING UP in the Texas panhandle through his decision to become an academic physician, to his pioneering research on the role of steroid hormones in sexual differentiation as a CLINICIAN/SCIENTIST, to his HOBBIES AND PREOCCUPATIONS as an ice cream maker and bird (and butterfly) watcher - his introspective memoir unfolds with a mixture of humor and humility.Sixty-six pictures (including two maps) bring Jean Wilson's memoir to life as he celebrates events like the one hundredth anniversary of the Association of American Physicians and his 65th birthday, and shares his affection for penguins and his close-up-and-personal encounter with a Monarch butterfly in Mexico. The 240-page memoir includes the transcript from his 2012 interview for the "Journal of Clinical Investigation" and his complete curriculum vitae.Internet links take readers beyond the written page to videos where they can watch the entire JCI interview, enjoy Wilson's colleagues poking fun and paying tribute to him in the 1996 "A Gentle Roast of Jean Wilson," and see The Endocrine Society Oral History Collection recording of the 2010 interview with Jean Wilson. You do not have to be a scientist or physician to enjoy the memoir of this fifth generation Texan, nor to agree with the author that he has "had some successes and done some interesting things".
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A Fortunate Life

Author : A B Facey
ISBN : 9780857970077
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The remarkable story of an 'ordinary' man. Bert Facey's childhood ended when he was eight years old. That was when his grandmother had to send him away to work for his keep. Bert grew up tough in the vast, wild outback of Western Australia. He lived to eighty-seven, and wrote down his extraordinary story for his grandchildren. In spite of its difficulties and sufferings, he always believed he had had 'a fortunate life'. A classic in Australian writing, A Fortunate Life has been specially adapted for young readers.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Story Of A Fortunate Man

Author : Maurice E. Peloubet
ISBN : 0762307366
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Maurice Peloubet's autobiography lends an insight into the thinking of an influential practitioner of the early 20th Century American CPA Profession. Peloubet was Vice President and Treasurer of the American Institute of Accountants [now the AICPA], as well as a National Director of the National Association of Cost Accountants, now the Institute of Management Accountants. He was a driving force in the firm Pogson, Peloubet & Co, whose prestigious New York Stock Exchange mining company clients included Anaconda, Phelps Dodge, Newmont and others. In l963 his firm was merged into Price Waterhouse & Co., now PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In 1975, Professor Alfred R. Roberts, of Georgia State University discovered the unpublished memoirs of Maurice Peloubet [d. 1976]. Professor Roberts and his colleagues have completed the process of preparing the manuscript for publication. Skillfully edited, this volume details the key role which Peloubet played in many events affecting modern day professionals, including the federal legislation involving inventory techniques. A prolific writer, thoughtful professional, and, on occasion poet, the volume identifies the many works authored by Peloubet during his lengthy and important career.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Fortunate Man

Author : Henrik Pontoppidan
ISBN : 8763544245
Genre : Fiction
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Per Sidenius seemingly has it all. As the twentieth century dawns, this son of a poor minister has put his sad childhood behind him: he's quickly becoming famous as a forward and freethinking man of the "New Age" and is about to marry a wealthy Jewish heiress. It's just then that doubts appear--Sidenius starts to question his life, down to its very foundations. As these questions sink in, and outside events, from financial pain to illicit trysts stretch him to his limits, he is revealed as a man in crisis who must decide where he stands. He is the perfect symbol of a nation--and a culture--that is not as brave, ambitious, or solid as it likes to boast. Painting a vast canvas of prewar Europe that stretches from Denmark to Rome, A Fortunate Man is a vital rediscovery, a novel praised by Thomas Mann and Georg Lukacs that can stand with the greatest realist masterworks of the twentieth century.
Category: Fiction

A Fortunate Universe

Author : Geraint F. Lewis
ISBN : 9781107156616
Genre : Science
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An engaging defence and critique of the various arguments from both science and religion on the fine-tuning of the Universe.
Category: Science