Where There Is No Doctor

Where There Is No Doctor

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by David Werner, Carol Thuman, Jane Maxwell
     
 
Considered by the World Health Organization to be the most widely-used health care manual in the world, this classic title can help anyone improve their health and the health of their community.

Easy to read, richly illustrated, and practical, 'Where There Is No Doctor' covers a wide range of health issues from colds and the flu to serious illnesses such as

Overview

Considered by the World Health Organization to be the most widely-used health care manual in the world, this classic title can help anyone improve their health and the health of their community.

Easy to read, richly illustrated, and practical, 'Where There Is No Doctor' covers a wide range of health issues from colds and the flu to serious illnesses such as HIV and tuberculosis; from keeping children healthy to care for the elderly; and from family planning and women's health to first aid and pharmaceutical information.. Special attention is focused on infection and disease prevention, nutrition, and diagnostic techniques as primary ways to prevent and treat health problems.

The 2015 updated edition includes a newly revised family planning chapter, new treatments for a variety of infections and illnesses including HIV, malaria, shigella, pneumonia, meningitis, diphtheria, and much more.

Editorial Reviews

Annals of Internal Medicine, vol. 125, no. 12 - William Reynolds
Home health care manuals are a dime a dozen, but this one is in a league by itself... This amazing manual [Where There Is No Doctor]... successfully brings together modern concepts of public health and personal health care into a usable and understandable format for the Third World villager. If you are a physician, dentist or nurse planning to volunteer on a medical mercy mission, review this book ahead of time and take it with you.
Mennonite Central Committee Honduras - Anita Good
I consider Where There Is No Doctor my health bible. I carry it with me on every trip I take, and refer to it often. The information provided in this book is simple, straight forward, and easy to read. I would highly recommend that any person planning to serve overseas have a personal copy for reference.
Harvard Medical School - Paul Farmer
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016712802
Publisher:
Hesperian Health Guides
Publication date:
05/01/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
208,244
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

A biologist and educator by training, David Werner is a long-time health activist in village health care, and community-based rehabilitation. He has worked in more than 50 countries helping to facilitate health workshops and training programs, and has been a consultant for UNICEF, WHO, UNDP, and the Peace Corps, and has received awards and/or fellowships from the World Health Organization, the American Pediatric Association, the American Medical Writers Association, and the MacArthur Foundation.

Carol Thuman, RN, FNP, MS, works at the Alameda County Medical Center, specializing in women's health care.

Jane Maxwell holds a master’s degree in public health, and has additional training in both medical anthropology and journalism. Jane has worked in community-based health care settings in Mexico, Nepal, several countries in Africa, and with under-served urban communities in the United States.

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