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Offline Owly055

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Hesperian Health Guides........ Where There Is No Doctor
« on: June 24, 2017, 07:02:40 PM »
     I do not own this book, or any of the Hesperian Foundation's books, but I'm adding it to my list.   Available on CD also.  The Hesperian Foundation is a non profit that has worked tirelessly since the 70's to provide health care guides to people in remote parts of the earth.  Simple, useful, and understandable and very comprehensive stuff from what I've been reading.   This book has been published in over 100 languages, and the entire collection of manuals are available for download in 26 languages.  If it's anything remotely close to the hype, it's a book a world cruiser should have not one copy of, but several.  In some remote part of the world (or not so remote) it might be a treasured gift.

Here is a snip from Wikipedia:

In the British Medical Journal, a 1998 review said:

    Chances are that if you visited a remote district hospital in a developing country you would find a well thumbed copy of Where There is No Doctor in its library. The book is intended primarily for village health workers, but generations of doctors and medical missionaries who have worked in under-resourced communities globally will vouch for its value in providing concise reliable information.[6]

The book was referenced in a 2004 article in The Lancet, entitled "Can we achieve health information for all by 2015?" Underlining the importance of straightforward information in the language of the reader, the authors wrote that:

    A community health worker may find a single copy of Where There is No Doctor, adapted and written in the local language, more useful than access to thousands of international journals.

                                                                         H.W.


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Re: Hesperian Health Guides........ Where There Is No Doctor
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 05:57:29 AM »
Thanks for that. I'm going to order a set.
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Re: Hesperian Health Guides........ Where There Is No Doctor
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 11:05:03 PM »
There's also a good companion to it: Where There Is No Dentist
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