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Where Women Have No Doctor: A Health Guide for Women

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 12 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1664
  1. H P S Sachdev, professor
  1. Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

    A August Burns, Ronnie Lovich, Jane Maxwell, Katharine Shapiro

    Macmillan Education (for the Hesperian Foundation), £7.25, pp 583

    ISBN 0333649338

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    In the industrialised nations, simplified texts have long been used to educate the public about important medical conditions. Similar reasonably priced publications are now increasingly in demand in developing countries. Of the many subjects pregnancy, birth, and infant care are evergreen favourites.

    Concerned about the welfare of millions of women subsisting in areas “where there is no doctor or where health …

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