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“Where there is no doctor”- Advance chapters from the new edition

Quite a few Peace Corps volunteers had a copy of the most current edition back in the 1980’s. This title is considered a classic by many in areas not served by physicians.
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Where there is no doctor
is “considered by the World Health Organization to be the most widely-used health care manual in the world, this classic title is for health workers, clinicians, health educators, midwives, community leaders, and others involved in primary health care delivery and health promotion around the world. This accessible, richly illustrated, and practical guide covers a wide range of health issues from common illnesses to nutrition, the health of children to health and care of the elderly, and from family planning and childbirth to serious illnesses like tuberculosis. Throughout there is an emphasis on addressing the underlying causes of poor health and a focus on cleanliness, healthy diet, vaccinations, and an appropriate, cautious use of medication, including an examination of helpful and harmful home remedies.”

December 1, 2018 Posted by | Consumer Health, health care, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment


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