Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook,
This book should be in every home. It was especially designed for people in rural areas without access to a doctor, but the medical information is applicable anywhere. It gives clear and concise directions for many topics, including childbirth, trauma, and the treatment of numerous diseases and parasites. The authors present the information in a way that is easily understood by the layperson lacking medical training. It includes information on both symptoms and treatment, as well as possible drug side effects, and a good chapter on first aid. It is no substitute for a doctor’s services but is indispensable for those situations where no doctor is available. From Peace Corps teams to Hurricane Mitch relief workers, this book has been a valuable resource around the world.