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Where there is no doctor : a village health care handbook for Africa

Author: David Werner
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. ed. for AfricaView all editions and formats
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A revised edition of the English-language edition for Africa, this book has been edited to take into account medical conditions which are more prevalent in Africa, as well as social and cultural  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Manuals (Handbooks)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Werner, David.
Where there is no doctor.
Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1993
(OCoLC)891927988
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Werner
ISBN: 0333516524 9780333516522
OCLC Number: 30072793
Notes: Includes index.
Description: [30] pages, w33, 440 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Words to the village health worker --
1. Home cures and popular beliefs --
2. Sicknesses that are often confused --
3. How to examine a sick person --
4. How to take care of a sick person --
5. Healing without medicines --
6. Right and wrong use of medern medicines --
7. Antibiotics: what they are and how to use them --
8. How to measure and give medicine --
9. Instructions and precautions for injections --
10. First aid --
11. Nutrition: what to eat to be healthy --
12. Prevention: how to avoid many sicknesses --
13. Some very common sicknesses --
14. Serious illnesses that need special medical attention --
15. Skin problems --
16. The eyes --
17. The teeth, gums and mouth --
18. The urinary system and the genitals --
19. Information for mothers and midwives --
20. Family planning --
having the number of children you want --
21. Health and sicknesses of children --
22. Health and sicknessess- of older people --
23. The medicine kit --
The green pages --
the uses, dosage and precautions for medicines --
List of medicines in the green pages --
Information on medicines --
Index of medicines --
Vocabulary --
explaining difficult words --
Addresses for teaching materials --
Index (yellow pages) --
Tear-out sheets --
Information on vital signs.
Responsibility: by David Werner ; with drawings by the author and by Felicity Shepherd.

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