Where There Is No Doctor
a village health care handbook
by David Werner
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 on cleanliness, a healthy diet, and vaccinations. The book also covers in detail both childbirth and family planning. Not only does it help readers realize what they can do for themselves, but it helps them recognize which problems need the attention of experienced health worker. This new revised edition includes information about some additional health problems -- AIDS, dengue, complications from abortion, drug addiction, among many others.
"We have worked for years using Where There Is No Doctor as a text and a reference work. Every community owns a copy ..."
"Where There Is No Doctor is an indispensable resource ... This book has been, quite literally, a lifesaver for the poor -- even where there is a doctor."
The U.S. Peace Corps provides every volunteer with a copy of Where There Is No Doctor.
WARNING: This book is quite graphic and may be described by the unsophisticated as "gross," but the illustrations and descriptive information is important to the subject. This book provides the real-life information you, your family, and community may really need if you find yourselves without a doctor during a prolonged emergency.. It is sold on a non-returnable basis.