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9th July 2010, 20:10

Where There Is No Doctor
A village health care handbook
by David Werner with Carol Thuman and Jane Maxwell
Updated 2009
512 pages, illustrated
Second revised edition: 1992. Tenth revised printing: May 2009.
English ed. ISBN13: 978-0-942364-15-6. ISBN10: 0-942364-15-5

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 diseases. Special attention is focused on nutrition, infection and disease prevention, and diagnostic techniques as primary ways to prevent and treat health problems.

This 2009 reprint includes new material on childhood vaccinations, HIV prevention and medicines, treating serious injuries, the resurgence of yaws, drug resistance and changes in STI and malaria medications, asthma treatment, and the differences in signs of heart attacks in women and men.


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9th August 2010, 19:16
Thank you! I am collecting just such resources........just in case. Problem is, these should be printed out. This one is 500 pages! Whatever, thanks!

9th August 2010, 22:42
Wow, a downloadable version of Where There is No Doctor! That is awesome. I recommend this book. I bought mine from Amazon.

Also recommended is "Where there is no dentist".

You probably missed it in your excitement, but I noticed the site prohibits direct links to the documents - perhaps the OP should be edited to respect their wishes?

9th August 2010, 23:30
I downloaded three of these a couple of years ago. They certainly are worth having. However, if you are not prepared to print them you might as well buy a hard copy from Amazon. At least that's what my daughter told me! Remember that solar surge that 's going to fry our computers!