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- By David Werner This healthcare book also includes sections detailing effective examination techniques, home cures, correct usage of medicines and their precautions, nutrition, caring for children, ailments of older individuals and first aid. Originally written as a guide for health care workers in 3rd world "developing" countries. This healthcare book is written in simple and easy to understand "layman" terms that requires no medical training or background. Covers how and what to do in medical emergencies with no doctors around to help. Very simple reading and understanding. An excellent resource when traveling out of country when no, or limited medical help is available such as when visiting a way out village or in the event of a major disaster or terrorist attack.
We have offered this healthcare book now for over 18 years and it has always been a top seller. We highly recommend owning a copy for yourself.
"The best medical book written in the last 10 years," David Morley, MD said of the original edition. With more than 3 million copies in print in more than 90 languages, Where There Is No Doctor is perhaps the most widely used health care manual in the developing world. Using simple language and hundreds of drawings, the book provides information about recognizing, treating, and preventing common illnesses and injuries.
Where There Is No Doctor is more than a book on first aid. It covers a wide range of things that affect the health of the villager-- from diarrhea to tuberculosis, from helpful and harmful home remedies to the cautious use of certain modern medicines. Special importance is placed upon cleanliness, a healthy diet, and vaccinations. The book also covers in detail both childbirth and family planning. Not only does it help the reader realize what he can do for himself, but it helps him recognize which problems need the attention of an experienced health worker.
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Home health care manuals are a dime a dozen, but this one is in a league by itself... This amazing manual [Where There Is No Doctor]...successfully brings together modern concepts of public health and personal health care into a usable and understandable format for the Third World villager. If you are a physician, dentist or nurse planning to volunteer on a medical mercy mission, review this book ahead of time and take it with you.
-Annals of Internal Medicine, vol. 125, no. 12
Everything and anything you need to know about healthcare. We live in the heart of Africa where there are no doctors, and mysterious illnesses & bacteria keep popping up. Since we have this book there is much less cause for worry. Don't leave home without it!
-A customer from Malawi, Africa
"The best medical book written in the last 10 years…"
-David Morley, MD
"…Where There Is No Doctor is likely the most widely used health manual in the world."
-Ina Gaskin, Birth Gazette, Volume 12, No 1
My dogeared copies of Where There is No Doctor, (and) A Village Health Care Handbook…both have bent covers, broken spines, and ripped pages. They have absorbed coffee spills, close encounters with mud puddles and leaky roofs, and much handling from me and my friends who have pawed over them eagerly trying to understand our bodies and affect our health care. …I dragged Where There is No Doctor along with me on various sojourns to Central America. I consulted it when we had private run-ins with malaria and other tropical diseases, and it was a comfort to know that its straightforward explanations and simple drawings might be of great consequence to us, and others around us when we were far from medical help. Perhaps most importantly, both books demystified and politicized health care. Although some health problems require expert medical attention, there is much that we can do on our own to positively affect our health…
-Cynthia Peters, Zmagazine Book Reviews
The book was given its title, not because it tells you what to do until the doctor gets there, but what to do (when) the doctor is never going to get there…
-Jane Maxwell, Co-author of Where There Is No Doctor
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Item Number: 9017
Ship Weight: 1.61 lbs.