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Where there is no doctor : a village health care handbook

Author: David Werner; Carol Thuman; Jane Maxwell
Publisher: Palo Alto, Calif., U.S.A. : Hesperian Foundation, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Where there is no Doctor is more an a book on first aid. It covers a wide range of things that affect the health of people- from diarrhea to tuberculosis, from helpful and harmful home remedies to the cautious use of modern medicines. Special importance is placed on cleanliness, a healthy diet, and vaccinations. The book also covers in detail both childbirth and family planning. Not only does it help readers realize  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks
Popular Works
Manuals (Handbooks)
Guides, manuels, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Werner; Carol Thuman; Jane Maxwell
ISBN: 0942364155 9780942364156
OCLC Number: 25592300
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 29, 446 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Words to the village health worker (brown pages) --
Homes cures and popular beliefs --
Sicknesses that are often confused --
How to examine a sick person --
How to take care of a sick person --
Healing without medicines --
Right and wrong use of modern medicines --
Antibiotics : what they are and how to use them --
How to measure and give medicine --
Instructions and precautions for injections --
First aid --
Nutrition : what to eat to be healthy --
Prevention : how to avoid many sicknesses --
Some very common sicknesses --
Serious illnesses that need special medical attention --
Skin problems --
The eyes --
The teeth, gums and mouth --
The urinary system and the genitals --
Information for mothers and midwives --
Family planning --
having the number of children you want --
Health and sicknesses of children --
Health and sicknesses of older people --
The medicine kit --
The green pages : the uses, dosage, and precautions for medicines --
The blue pages : new information --
Vocabulary : explaining difficult words --
Addresses for teaching materials --
Index (yellow pages).
Other Titles: Donde no hay doctor.
Responsibility: by David Werner with Carol Thuman and Jane Maxwell ; with drawings by David Werner.

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Where there is no Doctor is more an a book on first aid. It covers a wide range of things that affect the health of people- from diarrhea to tuberculosis, from helpful and harmful home remedies to the cautious use of modern medicines. Special importance is placed on cleanliness, a healthy diet, and vaccinations. The book also covers in detail both childbirth and family planning. Not only does it help readers realize what they can do for themselves, but it helps them recognize which problems need the attention of an experienced health worker.

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