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Where There is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook (International Edition)

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    David Werner(Author)

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With 3 million copies in print in over 50 languages, Where There Is No Doctor is the most widely used health care manual in use in developing countries today. Using simple language and hundreds of drawings, the book provides information about recognising, treating and preventing common illnesses and injuries. But it is far more than simple first aid information. It covers a wide range of subjects that affect the health of the villager - from diarrhoea to tuberculosis, from helpful and harmful home remedies to the cautious use of certain modern medicines. Special importance is placed on cleanliness, a healthy diet, vaccination, childbirth and family planning. The African edition covers diseases commonly found in Africa.
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  • PDF | 500 pages
  • David Werner(Author)
  • Macmillan Education; 2nd Revised edition edition (4 Aug. 1993)
  • English
  • 9
  • Science & Nature

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  • By Thomas jpa on 23 January 2017

    Good first impression. So much information and dont need a phd to follow, understand and apply the contents. Maybe a little too simplified in certain areas.

  • By Sean T. Page on 20 April 2012

    My life was incomplete before I got this amazing book from Amazon. In terms of the medicine you'll need for the war against poverty, it has everything short of an actual modern surgery, which you cannot do much about anyway.Superb overview of basic medicine, common diseases and working with the resources you have on site.There are different editions depending on where you are. It's a classic work and for the price, you can't beat it. It's well-laid out and has a useful colour-code system.A fine and admirable series of volumes

  • By Dr. Goodness on 31 May 2013

    Excellent book series by the Hesperian Organisation. Excellent work has gone into making these. I remember them from childhood seeing them sitting on my aunts desk, they have removed so many misconceptions and superstitions of societies related to health and well being of a person. "Where there is no doctor", "where there is no dentist", where women have no doctors, helping children etc are the series produced by them. I believe everyone should read these to be prepared for any situation and you MUST read these if you like to travel around africs, asia and americas. I tell you, you won't be disappointed!

  • By M Green on 8 October 2013

    A must take when you are off the beaten track. Was a huge comfort to me and my family when we spent two months in Sierra Leone with the nearest doctor at least a couple of hours drive away. Let's you know when it is worth making the long journey to see a doctor, and when it is best just to wait. Very comprehensive guide.

  • By Satur9 on 1 June 2014

    wow. i thought it was all bedside manner, prescribing pills and special first aid secrets of surgeons. boy was i wrong. this book is down to earth, practical and explains healthcare in a way that locates health within a community and focuses on how actions in our day-to-day life are what really makes the difference between good health and crippling, life threatening conditions. I bought it for after the apocalypse, but it is just as applicable and just as important before a pandemic wipes us all out. if everyone read this book there probably wouldn't even be a pandemic. not even kidding now. excellent book. essential

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