Revised! “Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook” is a healthcare manual published by Hesperian Health Guides. Based on David Werner’s experiences at his Project Piaxtla in western Mexico, it was originally written in 1970 in Spanish as “Donde No Hay Doctor”. It has since been revised multiple times, sold over one million copies, and been translated into over 100 languages.
The book covers all aspects of people’s health ranging from diarrhea to malaria, bone fractures and ringworm. Special emphasis is placed on hygiene, a healthy diet and vaccinations, and the book explains to readers what they can do themselves and how to prevent, recognize and treat many common sicknesses. It also shows them how to recognize problems they are unable to cope with and need to refer to a health worker.
This new revised edition includes information about some additional health problems such as AIDS, dengue fever, complications from abortion, drug addiction and covers in detail both childbirth and family planning.