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Where There Is No Doctor, A Health Care e-Handbook

by False Flag Saturday, Sep. 01, 2007 at 10:57 PM

This is an e-book version of David Werner's classic "Where There is No Doctor, a Village Healthcare Book"

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This is an e-book version of David Werner's classic "Where There is No Doctor, a Village Healthcare Book"



"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 an experienced health worker. This new

revised edition includes information about some additional health problems - AIDS, dengue, complications from abortion, drug addiction, among many others - and updated advice on topics covered in the first edition.

THIS BOOK IS FOR . . .

THE VILLAGER who lives far from medical

centers. It explains in simple words and

drawings what he can do to prevent, recognize,

and treat many common sicknesses.

THE VILLAGE STOREKEEPER OR PHARMACIST

who sells medicines and health-care supplies. The

book explains which medicines are most useful for

specific sicknesses and warns against ones that are

useless or dangerous. Risks and precautions are

carefully explained. Guidelines are given for the

sensible use of both traditional and modern medicines.

THE TEACHER in a rural school. The book will help

him give practical advice and care to the sick

and injured. It also gives guidelines for teaching

children and adults in his community about the

problems of health, cleanliness, and nutrition.

THE VILLAGE HEALTH WORKER, or anyone who

is concerned about the health and well-bein

of those in her community. An introductory

section for the village health worker

discusses ways to determine needs, share

knowledge, and involve the community in

activities that can better people's health.

MOTHERS AND MIDWIVES will find useful

the clear, easy-to-understand information

for home birth, care of the mother, and child health.

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