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    When There is No Doctor - Contents

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    This handbook has been written primarily for those who live far from medical
    centers, in places where there is no doctor. But even where there are doctors, people
    can and should take the lead in their own health care. So this book is for everyone
    who cares. It has been written in the belief that:

    1. Health care is not only everyone’s right, but everyone’s responsibility.
    2. Informed self-care should be the main goal of any health program or
    activity.
    3. Ordinary people provided with clear, simple information can prevent and
    treat most common health problems in their own homes—earlier, cheaper,
    and often better than can doctors.
    4. Medical knowledge should not be the guarded secret of a select few, but
    should be freely shared by everyone.
    5. People with little formal education can be trusted as much as those with a
    lot. And they are just as smart.
    6. Basic health care should not be delivered, but encouraged.

    Clearly, a part of informed self-care is knowing one’s own limits. Therefore
    guidelines are included not only for what to do, but for when to seek help. The book
    points out those cases when it is important to see or get advice from a health worker
    or doctor. But because doctors or health workers are not always nearby, the book also
    suggests what to do in the meantime—even for very serious problems.
    This book has been written in fairly basic English, so that persons without much
    formal education (or whose first language is not English) can understand it. The
    language used is simple but, I hope, not childish. A few more difficult words have
    been used where they are appropriate or fit well. Usually they are used in ways that
    their meanings can be easily guessed. This way, those who read this book have a
    chance to increase their language skills as well as their medical skills.
    Important words the reader may not understand are explained in a word list or
    vocabulary at the end of the book. The first time a word listed in the vocabulary is
    mentioned in a chapter it is usually written in italics.

    Where There Is No Doctor was first written in Spanish for farm people in the
    mountains of Mexico where, 27 years ago, the author helped form a health care
    network now run by the villagers themselves. Where There Is No Doctor has been
    translated into more than 50 languages and is used by village health workers in over
    100 countries.

    Introduction

    The first English edition was the result of many requests to adapt it for use in Africa
    and Asia. I received help and suggestions from persons with experience in many
    parts of the world. But the English edition seems to have lost much of the flavor and
    usefulness of the original Spanish edition, which was written for a specific area, and
    for people who have for years been my neighbors and friends. In rewriting the book to
    serve people in many parts of the world, it has in some ways become too general.

    To be fully useful, this book should be adapted by persons familiar with the
    health needs, customs, special ways of healing, and local language of specific
    areas.

    Persons or programs who wish to use this book, or portions of it, in preparing their
    own manuals for villagers or health workers are encouraged to do so. Permission
    from the author or publisher is not needed—provided the parts reproduced are
    distributed free or at cost—not for profit. It would be appreciated if you would (1)
    include a note of credit and (2) send a copy of your production to Hesperian, 1919
    Addison St., #304, Berkeley, California 94704, U.S.A.

    For local or regional health programs that do not have the resources for revising this
    book or preparing their own manuals, it is strongly suggested that if the present edition
    is used, leaflets or inserts be supplied with the book to provide additional information
    as needed.

    In the Green Pages (the Uses, Dosage, and Precautions for Medicines) blank
    spaces have been left to write in common brand names and prices of medicines.
    Once again, local programs or organizations distributing the book would do well to
    make up a list of generic or low-cost brand names and prices, to be included with
    each copy of the book.

    This book was written for anyone who wants to do something about his or her own
    and other people’s health. However, it has been widely used as a training and work
    manual for community health workers. For this reason, an introductory section has
    been added for the health worker, making clear that the health worker’s first job is to
    share her knowledge and help educate people.

    Today in over-developed as well as under-developed countries, existing health care
    systems are in a state of crisis. Often, human needs are not being well met. There is
    too little fairness. Too much is in the hands of too few.

    Let us hope that through a more generous sharing of knowledge, and through
    learning to use what is best in both traditional and modern ways of healing, people
    everywhere will develop a kinder, more sensible approach to caring—for their own
    health, and for each other.
    —D.W.


    INTRODUCTION

    NOTE ABOUT THIS NEW EDITION

    WORDS TO THE VILLAGE HEALTH WORKER (Brown Pages). . . . . . . . . . . . . .w1
    Health Needs and Human Needs w2 A Balance Between Prevention and
    Many Thing Relate to Health Care w7 Treatment w17
    Take a Good Look at Your Community w8 Sensible and Limited Use of Medicines w18
    Using Local Resources to Meet Needs w12 Finding Out What Progress Has Been
    Deciding What to Do and Where to Made w20
    Begin w13 Teaching and Learning Together w21
    Trying a New Idea w15 Tools for Teaching w22
    A Balance Between People and Land w16 Making the Best Use of This Book w28

    Chapter 1

    HOME CURES AND POPULAR BELIEFS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
    Home Cures That Help 1 Ways to Tell Whether a Home Remedy
    Beliefs That Can Make People Well 2 Works or Not 10
    Beliefs That Can Make People Sick 4 Medicinal Plants 12
    Witchcraft—Black Magic—and the Evil Eye 5 Homemade Casts—for Broken Bones 14
    Questions and Answers 6 Enemas, Laxatives, and Purges 15
    Sunken Fontanel or Soft Spot 9

    Chapter 2

    SICKNESSES THAT ARE OFTEN CONFUSED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
    What Causes Sickness? 17 Example of Local Names for Sicknesses 22
    Different Kinds of Sicknesses and Their Misunderstanding Due to Confusion of
    Causes 18 Names 25
    Non-infectious Diseases 18 Confusion between Different illnesses That
    Infectious Diseases 19 Cause Fever 26
    Sicknesses That Are Hard to Tell Apart 20

    Chapter 3

    HOW TO EXAMINE A SICK PERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
    Questions 29 Eyes 33
    General Condition of Health 30 Ears 34
    Temperature 30 Skin 34
    How to Use a Thermometer 31 The Belly (Abdomen) 35
    Breathing (Respiration) 32 Muscles and Nerves 37
    Pulse (Heartbeat) 32

    Chapter 4

    HOW TO TAKE CARE OF A SICK PERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
    The Comfort of the Sick Person 39 Watching for Changes 41
    Special Care for a Person Who Is Very Ill 40 Signs of Dangerous Illness 42
    Liquids 40 When and How to Look for Medical Help 43
    Food 41 What to Tell the Health Worker 43
    Cleanliness and Changing Position in Bed 41 Patient Report 44

    Chapter 5

    HEALING WITHOUT MEDICINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
    Healing with Water 46
    When Water Is Better than Medicines 47

    Chapter 6

    RIGHT AND WRONG USE OF MODERN MEDICINES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
    Guidelines for the Use of Medicine 49 When Should Medicine Not Be Taken? 54
    The Most Dangerous Misuse of Medicine 50

    Chapter 7

    ANTIBIOTICS: WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO USE THEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
    Guidelines for the Use of Antibiotics 56
    What to Do if an Antibiotic Does Not Seem to Help 57
    Importance of Limited Use of Antibiotics 58

    Chapter 8

    HOW TO MEASURE AND GIVE MEDICINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
    Medicine in Liquid Form 61 Dosage Instructions for Persons Who
    How to Give Medicines to Small Children 62 Cannot Read 63
    How to Take Medicines 63

    Chapter 9

    INSTRUCTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS FOR INJECTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
    When to Inject and When Not To 65 Avoiding Serious Reactions to Penicillin 71
    Emergencies When It Is Important to Give How to Prepare a Syringe for Injection 72
    Injections 66 How to Inject 73
    Medicines Not to Inject 67 How Injections Can Disable Children 74
    Risks and Precautions 68 How to Sterilize Equipment 74
    Dangerous Reactions From Injecting Certain
    Medicines 70

    Chapter 10

    FIRST AID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
    Infected Wounds 88
    Bullet, Knife, and Other Serious Wounds 90
    Emergency Problems of the Gut
    (Acute Abdomen) 93
    Appendicitis, Peritonitis 94
    Burns 96
    Broken Bones (Fractures) 98
    How to Move a Badly Injured Person 100
    Dislocations
    (Bones out of Place at a Joint) 101
    Strains and Sprains 102
    CPoisoning 103
    Snakebite 104
    Other Poisonous Bites and Stings 106

    Chapter 11

    NUTRITION: WHAT TO EAT TO BE HEALTHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
    Sicknesses Caused by Not Eating Well 107 Special Diets for Specific Health
    Why It Is Important to Eat Right 109 Problems 124
    Preventing Malnutrition 109 Anemia 124
    Main Foods and Helper Foods 110 Rickets 125
    Eating Right to Stay Healthy 111 High Blood Pressure 125
    How to Recognize Malnutrition 112 Fat People 126
    Eating Better When You Do Not Have Much Constipation 126
    Money or Land 115 Diabetes 127
    Where to Get Vitamins: In Pills or Acid Indigestion, Heartburn, and Stomach
    in Foods? 118 Ulcers 128
    Things to Avoid in Our Diet 119 Goiter
    The Best Diet for Small Children 120 (A Swelling or Lump on the Throat) 130
    Harmful Ideas about Diet 123

    Chapter 12

    PREVENTION: HOW TO AVOID MANY SICKNESSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
    Cleanliness—and Problems from Lack of Trichinosis 144
    Cleanliness 131 Amebas 144
    Basic Guidelines of Cleanliness 133 Giardia 145
    Sanitation and Latrines 137 Blood Flukes
    Worms and Other Intestinal Parasites 140 (Schistosomiasis, Bilharzia) 146
    Roundworm (Ascaris) 140 Vaccinations (lmmunizations)—Simple, Sure
    Pinworm (Threadworm, Enterobius) 141 Protection 147
    Whipworm (Trichuris) 142 Other Ways to Prevent Sickness and Injury 148
    Hookworm 142 Habits That Affect Health 148
    Tapeworm 143
    Basic Cleanliness and Protection 75
    Fever 75
    Shock 77
    Loss of Consciousness 78
    When Something Gets Stuck in the
    Throat 79
    Drowning 79
    When Breathing Stops: Mouth-to-Mouth
    Breathing 80
    Emergencies Caused by Heat 81
    How to Control Bleeding from a Wound 82
    How to Stop Nosebleeds 83
    Cuts, Scrapes, and Small Wounds 84
    Large Cuts: How to Close Them 85
    Bandages 87
    Infected Wounds 88
    Bullet, Knife, and Other Serious Wounds 90
    Emergency Problems of the Gut
    (Acute Abdomen) 93
    Appendicitis, Peritonitis 94
    Burns 96
    Broken Bones (Fractures) 98
    How to Move a Badly Injured Person 100
    Dislocations
    (Bones out of Place at a Joint) 101
    Strains and Sprains 102
    Poisoning 103
    Snakebite 104
    Other Poisonous Bites and Stings 106

    Chapter 11

    NUTRITION: WHAT TO EAT TO BE HEALTHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
    Sicknesses Caused by Not Eating Well 107 Special Diets for Specific Health
    Why It Is Important to Eat Right 109 Problems 124
    Preventing Malnutrition 109 Anemia 124
    Main Foods and Helper Foods 110 Rickets 125
    Eating Right to Stay Healthy 111 High Blood Pressure 125
    How to Recognize Malnutrition 112 Fat People 126
    Eating Better When You Do Not Have Much Constipation 126
    Money or Land 115 Diabetes 127
    Where to Get Vitamins: In Pills or Acid Indigestion, Heartburn, and Stomach
    in Foods? 118 Ulcers 128
    Things to Avoid in Our Diet 119 Goiter
    The Best Diet for Small Children 120 (A Swelling or Lump on the Throat) 130
    Harmful Ideas about Diet 123

    Chapter 12

    PREVENTION: HOW TO AVOID MANY SICKNESSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
    Cleanliness—and Problems from Lack of Trichinosis 144
    Cleanliness 131 Amebas 144
    Basic Guidelines of Cleanliness 133 Giardia 145
    Sanitation and Latrines 137 Blood Flukes
    Worms and Other Intestinal Parasites 140 (Schistosomiasis, Bilharzia) 146
    Roundworm (Ascaris) 140 Vaccinations (lmmunizations)—Simple, Sure
    Pinworm (Threadworm, Enterobius) 141 Protection 147
    Whipworm (Trichuris) 142 Other Ways to Prevent Sickness and Injury 148
    Hookworm 142 Habits That Affect Health 148
    Tapeworm 143
    Basic Cleanliness and Protection 75
    Fever 75
    Shock 77
    Loss of Consciousness 78
    When Something Gets Stuck in the
    Throat 79
    Drowning 79
    When Breathing Stops: Mouth-to-Mouth
    Breathing 80
    Emergencies Caused by Heat 81
    How to Control Bleeding from a Wound 82
    How to Stop Nosebleeds 83
    Cuts, Scrapes, and Small Wounds 84
    Large Cuts: How to Close Them 85
    Bandages 87
    Infected Wounds 88
    Bullet, Knife, and Other Serious Wounds 90
    Emergency Problems of the Gut
    (Acute Abdomen) 93
    Appendicitis, Peritonitis 94
    Burns 96
    Broken Bones (Fractures) 98
    How to Move a Badly Injured Person 100
    Dislocations
    (Bones out of Place at a Joint) 101
    Strains and Sprains 102
    Poisoning 103
    Snakebite 104
    Other Poisonous Bites and Stings 106
    Chapter 13
    SOME VERY COMMON SICKNESSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
    Dehydration 151 Bronchitis 170
    Diarrhea and Dysentery 153 Pneumonia 171
    The Care of a Person with Acute Diarrhea 160 Hepatitis 172
    Vomiting 161 Arthritis (Painful, Inflamed Joints) 173
    Headaches and Migraines 162 Back Pain 173
    Colds and the Flu 163 Varicose Veins 175
    Stuffy and Runny Noses 164 Piles (Hemorrhoids) 175
    Sinus Trouble (Sinusitis) 165 Swelling of the Feet and Other Parts of the
    Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis) 165 Body 176
    Allergic Reactions 166 Hernia (Rupture) 177
    Asthma 167 Fits (Convulsions) 178
    Cough 168

    Chapter 14

    SERIOUS ILLNESSES THAT NEED SPECIAL MEDICAL ATTENTION . . . . . . . . . . . .179
    Tuberculosis (TB, Consumption) 179 Dengue (Breakbone Fever, Dandy
    Rabies 181 Fever) 187
    Tetanus (Lockjaw) 182 Brucellosis (Undulant Fever, Malta Fever) 188
    Meningitis 185 Typhoid Fever 188
    Malaria 186 Typhus 190
    Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) 191
    Chapter 15
    SKIN PROBLEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
    General Rules for Treating Skin Problems 193 Warts (Verrucae) 210
    Instructions for Using Hot Compresses 195 Corns 210
    Identifying Skin Problems 196 Pimples and Blackheads (Acne) 211
    Scabies 199 Cancer of the Skin 211
    Lice 200 Tuberculosis of the Skin or Lymph
    Bedbugs 200 Nodes 212
    Ticks and Chiggers 201 Erysipelas and Cellulitis 212
    Small Sores with Pus 201 Gangrene (Gas Gangrene) 213
    Impetigo 202 Ulcers of the Skin Caused by Poor
    Boils and Abscesses 202 Circulation 213
    Itching Rash, Welts, or Hives 203 Bed Sores 214
    Things That Cause Itching or Burning of the Skin Problems of Babies 215
    Skin 204 Eczema
    Shingles (Herpes Zoster) 204 (Red Patches with Little Blisters) 216
    Ringworm, Tinea (Fungus Infections) 205 Psoriasis 216
    White Spots on the Face and Body 206
    Mask of Pregnancy 207
    Pellagra and Other Skin Problems Due to
    Malnutrition 208

    Chapter 16

    THE EYES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
    Danger Signs 217 Trouble Seeing Clearly 223
    Injuries to the Eye 218 Cross-Eyes and Wandering Eyes 223
    How to Remove a Speck of Dirt from the Sty (Hordeolum) 224
    Eye 218 Pterygium 224
    Chemical Burns of the Eye 219 A Scrape, Ulcer, or Scar on the Cornea 224
    Red, Painful Eyes—Different Causes 219 Bleeding in the White of the Eye 225
    ‘Pink Eye’ (Conjunctivitis) 219 Bleeding behind the Cornea (Hyphema) 225
    Trachoma 220 Pus behind the Cornea (Hypopyon) 225
    Infected Eyes in Newborn Babies Cataract 225
    (Neonatal Conjunctivitis) 221 Night Blindness and Xerophthalmia 226
    Iritis (Inflammation of the Iris) 221 Spots or ‘Flies’ before the Eyes 227
    Glaucoma 222 Double Vision 227
    Infection of the Tear Sac River Blindness (Onchocerciasis) 227
    (Dacryocystitis) 223

    Chapter 17

    THE TEETH, GUMS, AND MOUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
    Care of Teeth and Gums 229 Sores or Cracks at the Corners of the
    If You Do Not Have A Toothbrush 230 Mouth 232
    Toothaches and Abscesses 231 White Patches or Spots in the Mouth 232
    Pyorrhea, a Disease of the Gums 231 Cold Sores and Fever Blisters 232
    Chapter 18
    THE URINARY SYSTEM AND THE GENITALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
    Urinary Tract Infections 234 Use of a Catheter to Drain Urine 239
    Kidney or Bladder Stones 235 Problems of Women 241
    Enlarged Prostate Gland 235 Vaginal Discharge 241
    Diseases Spread by Sexual Contact How a Woman Can Avoid Many
    (Sexually Transmitted Infections) 236 Infections 242
    Gonorrhea (Clap, VD, the Drip) and Pain or Discomfort in a Woman’s Belly 243
    Chlamydia 236 Men and Women Who Cannot Have Children
    Syphilis 237 (Infertility) 244
    Bubos: Bursting Lymph Nodes in the
    Groin 238

    Chapter 19

    INFORMATION FOR MOTHERS AND MIDWIVES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
    The Menstrual Period How to Stay Healthy during Pregnancy 247
    (Monthly Bleeding in Women) 245 Minor Problems during Pregnancy 248
    The Menopause Danger Signs in Pregnancy 249
    (When Women Stop Having Periods) 246 Check-ups during Pregnancy
    Pregnancy 247 (Prenatal Care) 250
    Record of Prenatal Care 253 Tearing of the Birth Opening 269
    Things to Have Ready before the Birth 254 Care of the Newborn Baby 270
    Preparing for Birth 256 Illnesses of the Newborn 272
    Signs That Show Labor Is Near 258 The Mothers Health after Childbirth 276
    The Stages of Labor 259 Childbirth Fever
    Care of the Baby at Birth 262 (Infection after Giving Birth) 276
    Care of the Cut Cord (Navel) 263 Care of the Breasts 277
    The Delivery of the Placenta (Afterbirth) 264 Lumps or Growths in the Lower Part of the
    Hemorrhaging (Heavy Bleeding) 264 Belly 280
    The Correct Use of Oxytocics: Miscarriage (Spontaneous Abortion) 281
    Ergonovine, Oxytocin, Pitocin, etc. 266 High Risk Mothers and Babies 282
    Difficult Births 267

    Chapter 20

    FAMILY PLANNING—
    HAVING THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN YOU WANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
    Choosing a method of Family Planning 284 Methods for Those Who Never Want to Have
    Oral Contraceptives More Children 293
    (Birth Control Pills) 286 Home Methods for Preventing
    Other Methods of Family Planning 290 Pregnancy 294
    Combined Methods 292

    Chapter 21

    HEALTH AND SICKNESSES OF CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
    What to Do to Protect Children’s Mumps 312
    Health 295 Whooping Cough 313
    Children’s Growth— Diphtheria 313
    and the ‘Road to Health’ 297 Infantile Paralysis (Polio) 314
    Child Health Chart 298 How to Make Simple Crutches 315
    Review of Children’s Health Problems Problems Children Are Born With 316
    Discussed in Other Chapters 305 Dislocated Hip 316
    Health Problems of Children Not Umbilical Hernia
    Discussed in Other Chapters 309 (Belly Button That Sticks Out) 317
    Earache and Ear Infections 309 A ‘Swollen Testicle’
    Sore Throat and Inflamed Tonsils 309 (Hydrocele or Hernia) 317
    Rheumatic Fever 310 Mentally Slow, Deaf, or Deformed
    Infectious Diseases of Childhood 311 Children 318
    Chickenpox 311 The Spastic Child (Cerebral Palsy) 320
    Measles (Rubeola) 311 Retardation in the First Months of Life 321
    German Measles (Rubella) 312 Sickle Cell Disease 321
    Helping Children Learn 322

    Chapter 22

    HEALTH AND SICKNESSES OF OLDER PEOPLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
    Summary of Health Problems Discussed in Deafness 327
    Other Chapters 323 Loss of Sleep (Insomnia) 328
    Other Important Illnesses of Old Age 325 Diseases Found More Often in People over
    Heart Trouble 325 Forty 328
    Words to Younger Persons Who Want to Cirrhosis of the Liver 328
    Stay Healthy When Older 326 Gallbladder Problems 329
    Stroke (Apoplexy, Cerebro-Vascular Accepting Death 330
    Accident, CVA) 327
    Chapter 23
    THE MEDICINE KIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
    How to Care for Your Medicine Kit 332 The Village Medicine Kit 336
    Buying Supplies for the Medicine Kit 333 Words to the Village Storekeeper
    The Home Medicine Kit 334 (or Pharmacist) 338
    THE GREEN PAGES—The Uses, Dosage, and Precautions for Medicines . . . . . . . 339
    List of Medicines in the Green Pages. 341
    Index of Medicines in the Green Pages . 345
    Information on Medicines . 351

    THE BLUE PAGES-New information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
    VOCABULARY—Explaining Difficult Words. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
    ADDRESSES FOR TEACHING MATERIALS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
    INDEX (Yellow Pages). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
    Dosage Instructions for Persons Who Cannot Read
    Making Medical Reports
    Information About Vital Signs
    HIV/AIDS 399
    Sores on the Genitals 402
    Circumcision and Excision 404
    Special Care for Small, Early,
    and Underweight Babies 405
    Ear Wax 405
    Leishmaniasis 406
    Guinea Worm 406
    Emergencies Caused by Cold 408
    How to Measure Blood Pressure 410
    Poisoning from Pesticides 412
    Complications from Abortion 414
    Drug Abuse and Addiction 416
    VOCABULARY—Explaining Difficult Words. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
    ADDRESSES FOR TEACHING MATERIALS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
    INDEX (Yellow Pages). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
    Dosage Instructions for Persons Who Cannot Read
    Making Medical Reports
    Information About Vital Signs
    "May the long time sun
    Shine upon you,
    All love surround you,
    And the pure light within you
    Guide your way on."

    "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
    Aristotle

    “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
    Mohandas Gandhi

    Be the light that is within.

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    Re: Home Medical Treatment - When There is No Doctor

    can you download or buy a copy of this book florida1.........?

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      Re: Home Medical Treatment - When There is No Doctor

      Yes to both. Private individuals can download. See link above. I would download the book online here but I do not have permission yet.....


      S.
      "May the long time sun
      Shine upon you,
      All love surround you,
      And the pure light within you
      Guide your way on."

      "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
      Aristotle

      “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
      Mohandas Gandhi

      Be the light that is within.

      Comment


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        Re: Home Medical Treatment - When There is No Doctor

        Florida,

        Interesting stuff, thank you.
        But as to home remedies, I hope I never develop a goiter in rural Mexico.

        yield

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          Re: Home Medical Treatment - When There is No Doctor

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          Los plaguicidas son venenos

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          "In the beginning of change, the patriot is a scarce man (or woman https://flutrackers.com/forum/core/i...ilies/wink.png), and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for it then costs nothing to be a patriot."- Mark TwainReason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it. -Thomas Paine

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