Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook

Revised Edition

Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care HandbookHesperian’s classic manual, Where There Is No Doctor, by David Werner and Carol Thuman is the most widely-used health care manual in the world.

This 2015 updated reprint features updated medication information, a newly revised family planning chapter, new treatments for a variety of infections, and more.

All Hesperian books are regularly updated and reprinted to reflect accurate medical information.

Where There Is No Doctor is useful for health workers, clinicians, and others involved in primary health care delivery and health promotion programs. With millions of copies in print in more than 75 languages, the manual provides practical, easily understood information on how to diagnose, treat, and prevent common diseases. Special attention is focused on nutrition, infection and disease prevention, and diagnostic techniques as primary ways to prevent and treat health problems.

What’s in the Book:

Where There Is No Doctor
How to Use This Book
Title Pages

Words to the Health Worker

Chapters 1 to 23:
Chapter 1: Home Cures and Popular Beliefs
Chapter 2: Sicknesses that are Often Confused
Chapter 3: How to Examine a Sick Person
Chapter 4 : How to Examine a Sick Person
Chapter 5 : Healing Without Medicines
Chapter 6 : Right and Wrong Use of Modern Medicines
Chapter 7 : Antibiotics: What They Are and How To Use Them
Chapter 8 : How To Measure and Give Medicine
Chapter 9 : Instructions and Precautions for Injections
Chapter 10 : First Aid
Chapter 11 : Nutrition: What to Eat to Be Healthy
Chapter 12 : Nutrition: What to Eat to Be Healthy
Chapter 13 : Some Very Common Sicknesses
Chapter 14 : Serious Illnesses That Need Special Medical Attention
Chapter 15 : Skin Problems
Chapter 16 : The Eyes
Chapter 17 : The Teeth, Gums, and Mouth
Chapter 18 : The Urinary System and the Genitals
Chapter 19 : Information for Mothers and Midwives
Chapter 20 : Family Planning- Having the Number of Children You Want
Chapter 21 : Health and Sicknesses of Children
Chapter 22 : Health and Sicknesses of Older People
Chapter 23 : The Medicine Kit

Green Pages : The Uses, Dosage, and Precautions for Medicines
Blue Pages : New Information
Vocabulary : Explaining Difficult Words
Information : Addresses for Teaching Materials, Dosage Blanks, Patient Report,
Information on Vital Signs, Abbreviations, Weight, Volume
Index : (Yellow Pages)
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