Where There Is No Doctor: A village health care handbook
by David Werner with Carol Thuman and Jane Maxwell
512 pages, illustrated. English edition ISBN13: 978-0-942364-15-6.
Second edition, Thirteenth revised printing May 2013, $26 paperback.
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Hesperian's classic manual, Where There Is No Doctor, is perhaps the most widely-used health care manual for health workers, clinicians, and others involved in primary health care delivery and health promotion programs around the world. 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 injuries and illnesses. Special attention is focused on nutrition, infection and disease prevention, and diagnostic techniques as primary ways to prevent and treat health problems.
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"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." -Annals of Internal Medicine, vol. 125, no. 12
"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." -Paul Farmer, Professor of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
"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." -Anita Good, Mennonite Central Committee Honduras
"Your book Where There Is No Doctor is our 'bible' of health education and is the first tool with which we equip organizations new to our program. The full body of Hesperian publications is our encyclopedia, and our experience has shown that once we have your publications we need look no further for health education materials. Even if we did look, we wouldn't find anything. There's nothing out there like it!" -Ellen Vor der Bruegge, Freedom From Hunger