Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook / Edition 1

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Translated into over 90 languages, Where There Is No Doctor is considered the most accessible and widely used community health care manual in the world. This revolutionary health care "bible" has saved millions of lives around the world by providing vital information on diagnosing and treating common medical problems and diseases, and giving special emphasis to prevention. The 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780942364156
  • Publisher: Hesperian Foundation, The
  • Publication date: 3/28/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 446
  • Sales rank: 72,616
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2001

    A very valuable source

    I used this to treat myself many times while living in West Africa. I would highly recommend this book to anybody who is going to travel. There is also a French version (I think it is Il n'y a pas docteur) - which you could give to a local medical provider to help you out.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2000

    Three medical clinics in Mexico

    This book was a tremendous guide on our trip through southern Mexico. Our group conducted medical clinics for the residents of three villages in Guerrero, Mexico and this book was invaluable. It was easy to follow, yet comprehensive. Anyone who is traveling off the beaten path should find room for this resource.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2000

    Life in the Dominican Republic

    I have use this book extensively while traveling on medical missions trips to the Dominican Republic. There are several conditions that you see there that are not commonly seen in the United States.It has been a great tool to use while working out in the villages. It gives you clear explainations on many of the conditions that you see and need to treat. I have left my copy with the medical staff there for them to use as a resource and to lend to other missionaries when they come down. I highly recomend it for anyone traveling to third world countries.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 1999

    So well-used it was falling apart...

    My father sent this book to me when I lived in a small village in West Java.There were no doctors there, at least not the Western medical type.The book was very thorough, and helped me and dozens of others through many difficulties. The text is very clear, the illustrations very helpful, if sometimes silly(how one can portray a person vomiting or with the runs without having it look silly, i don't know). The book addresses just about any problem, large or small, that one might encounter,and explains exactly how to address it. It also gives good preventative advice, as well as a list of common drugs and what they are used for. Even if you aren't living in a remote village, this book is educational, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to take charge of their own health problems.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 1999

    A good guide to handling medical problems.

    This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to learn how to assess and treat common medical problems. It works well as both a reference for treating immediate problems and as a guide to learning more. I often refer to it when friends ask me about medical problems. This book is inexpensive, easy to use, and packed with information.

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  • Posted July 9, 2011


    Very useful in my role as an "all-purpose doctor" as a missionary doctor and as a supervisor of nurses in remote places in Kenya, 1979 through 1982.
    Stan Barnett, M.D. (1963, Albany Medical College), Rwtired

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2001

    don t go on a mission to central america without it

    I just returned from a medical-missionary mission to Honduras in remote villages it helped me so much. Taught me about some of their beliefs and helped prepare me for the culture. The treatments were consistent with a lot of medical training I had.

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    Posted November 19, 2009

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