Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook for AfricaBMJ 1998; 317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7171.1532 (Published 28 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1532
- Haroon Saloojee., community paediatrician
- Soweto, South Africa
David Werner, Carol Thuman, Jane Maxwell
Macmillan Education, £7.25, pp 446
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 underresourced communities globally will vouch for its value in providing concise reliable information.
This book is an all time …