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close this bookWhere There Is No Doctor - A Village Health Care Handbook (Hesperian; 1993; 516 pages)
View the documentHOW TO USE THIS BOOK
View the documentTHANKS
View the documentTEACHING AIDS AT LOW COST
View the documentINTRODUCTION
View the documentNOTE ABOUT THIS NEW EDITION
Open this folder and view contentsWORDS TO THE VILLAGE HEALTH WORKER (Brown Pages)
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 1 - HOME CURES AND POPULAR BELIEFS
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 2 - SICKNESSES THAT ARE OFTEN CONFUSED
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 3 - HOW TO EXAMINE A SICK PERSON
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 4 - HOW TO TAKE CARE OF A SICK PERSON
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 5 - HEALING WITHOUT MEDICINES
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 6 - RIGHT AND WRONG USES OF MODERN MEDICINES
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 7 - ANTIBIOTICS: WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO USE THEM
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 8 - HOW TO MEASURE AND GIVE MEDICINE
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 9 - INSTRUCTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS FOR INJECTIONS
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 10 - FIRST AID
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 11 - NUTRITION: WHAT TO EAT TO BE HEALTHY
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 12 - PREVENTION: HOW TO AVOID MANY SICKNESSES
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 13 - SOME VERY COMMON SICKNESSES
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 14 - SERIOUS ILLNESSES THAT NEED SPECIAL MEDICAL ATTENTION
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 15 - SKIN PROBLEMS
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 16 - THE EYES
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 17 - THE TEETH, GUMS, AND MOUTH
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 18 - THE URINARY SYSTEM AND THE GENITALS
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 19 - INFORMATION FOR MOTHERS AND MIDWIVES
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 20 - FAMILY PLANNING - HAVING THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN YOU WANT
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 21 - HEALTH AND SICKNESSES OF CHILDREN
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 22 - HEALTH AND SICKNESSES OF OLDER PEOPLE
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 23 - THE MEDICINE KIT
Open this folder and view contentsTHE GREEN PAGES - The Uses, Dosage, and Precautions for the Medicines Referred to in This Book
Open this folder and view contentsTHE BLUE PAGES - New Information
View the documentVOCABULARY - Explaining Difficult Words
View the documentADDRESSES FOR TEACHING MATERIALS
View the documentDosage Blanks - For Giving Medicines to Those Who Cannot Read
View the documentPatient Report
View the documentInformation on Vital Signs
View the documentABBREVIATIONS - WEIGHT - VOLUME
View the documentBack cover
 

Where There Is No Doctor - A Village Health Care Handbook

- revised edition -

by
David Werner
with
Carol Thuman and Jane Maxwell

with drawings by David Werner

© Copyright The Hesperian Foundation, 1919 Addison Street, Suite 304,
Berkeley, California 94704, USA

First English edition 1977, revised from the Spanish Donde No Hay Doctor. Second, slightly revised printing March 1978. Third, slightly revised printing September 1978.

First English international edition published 1979; reprinted with slight
revision 1980
Reprinted 20 times
This revised English edition published 1993

Published by
MACMILLAN EDUCATION LTD
London and Oxford
Companies and representatives throughout the world

ISBN 0-333-51651-6 (Pbk)

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This book is printed on paper suitable for recycling and made from fully managed and sustained forest sources.

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library

Printed in Malaysia

Any parts of this book, including the illustrations may be copied, reproduced, or adapted to meet local needs, without permission from the author or publisher, provided the parts reproduced are distributed free or at cost - not for profit. For any reproduction with commercial ends, permission must first be obtained from the author or the Hesperian Foundation. The author would appreciate being sent a copy of any materials in which text or illustrations have been used.

Note to those considering translation: To avoid duplication of efforts, and for suggestions about adapting the information in this book, before beginning any translation please contact the Hesperian Foundation.

THIS REVISED EDITION CAN BE IMPROVED WITH YOUR HELP.

If you are a village health worker, doctor, mother, or anyone with ideas or suggestions for ways this book could be changed to meet the needs of your people better, please write to the author at the Hesperian Foundation address. Thank you for your help.

Cover photograph courtesy of Dr John Hubley

Thanks to the work and dedication of many groups and individuals around the world. Where There Is No Doctor has been translated into more than 50 languages. The following are some of the translations and the addresses where you can obtain them.

SPANISH AND ENGLISH:

The Hesperian Foundation
1919 Addison Street, Suite 304
Berkeley, CA 94704
U.S.A.


HINDI AND ENGLISH:

VHAI
40, Institutional Area
(Near Qutab Hotel, S. of I.T.T.)
New Delhi, 11016 INDIA


SPANISH:

Editorial Pax-México
Ave. Cuauhtémoc 1434
México, D.F. 03310 MEXICO


PORTUGUESE:

Edicoes Paulinas
Caixa Postal 8. 107
Sao Paulo, S.P. BRAZIL


ARABIC:

Arab Resource Collective
P.O. Box 7047
Nicosia, CYPRUS


INDONESIAN:

Yayasan Essentia Medica
P.O. Box 58
Yogyakarta, INDONESIA


SWAHILI:

Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam
P.O. Box 1533
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA


VIETNAMESE:

CIDSE-Vietnam
G.P.O. Box 2914
General Post Office
Bangkok, THAILAND


ITALIAN:

Lay Volunteers Internat'l Assoc.
Via Meucci 35
12100 Cuneo, ITALY


For information about lower costs in poor countries or for large orders, contact the Hesperian Foundation, TALC or one of the other addresses.

Please write to the Hesperian Foundation for information on other editions, including Amharic, Bengali, Chinese, Dari, German, Iban, Kannada, Korean, Lao, Marathi, Marshallese, Miskito, Nepalese, Pushtu, Quechua, Shuar, Sindhi, Sinhala, Tamil, Thai, Tigre, Tigrina, Tswana, and Urdu as well as English editions adapted for specific countries.

Where There is No Doctor - A new revised edition for Africa

A new revised edition of the special English language edition for Africa is now available. It has been edited to take into account medical conditions which are more prevalent in Africa, as well as social and cultural factors. The illustrations have been placed in the African context.

It is available from The Macmillan Press Ltd and from TALC,
P.O. Box 49, St. Albans, Herts AL1 4AX. U.K.

ISBN 0-333-51652-4

Tel: + 44 727 853869
Fax: +44 727 846852

 

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