Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook


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Hesperian’s classic manual, Where There Is No Doctor, is perhaps the most widely-used health care manual for health workers, clinicians, and others involved in primary health care delivery and health promotion programs around the world. With millions of copies in print in more than 75 languages, the manual provides practical, easily understood information on how to diagnose, treat, and prevent common injuries and illnesses. Special attention is focused on nutrition, infection and disease prevention, and diagnostic techniques as primary ways to prevent and treat health problems.

What’s new in the 2013 edition of Where There Is No Doctor?

•Revised first aid material

•New sections on burns, headaches, poisoning, and allergic reactions

Softcover, 512 pages

Includes chapters:

“Home Cures and Popular Beliefs,”

“Sicknesses that Are Often Confused,”

“How to Examine a Sick Person,”

“How to Take Care of a Sick Person,”

“Healing Without Medicines”

‘Right and Wrong Use of Modern Medicine”

“Antibiotics: What They Are and How to Use Them”

“How to Measure and Give Medicine”

“Instructions and Precautions for Injections”

“First Aid”

“Nutrition: What to Eat to Be Healthy”

“Prevention: How to Avoid Many Sicknesses”

“Some Very Common Sicknesses”

“Serious Illnesses that Need Special Medical Attention”

“Health and Sickness of Older People”

and much more.

Additional information

Weight 26 oz