If you’re worried you may end up where there is no doctor, you’re not alone. For Americans, this is largely a concern of the future. For Third World countries, it’s a problem today.
The Hesperian Foundation has several publications available for free download at: www.hesperian.org/publications_download.php. A sampling of titles available in English includes those listed below. Most are also available in Spanish, and some have been translated into other languages. The publications are written at a very basic level, appropriate to countries with very little technology or education. Several are also available for purchase as books.
A Community Guide to Environmental Health
Where There Is No Doctor
Where Women Have No Doctor
A Book for Midwives
A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities
Disabled Village Children
Cholera Prevention Fact Sheet
Sanitation and Cleanliness for a Healthy Environment
Water for life
Pesticides are poison
Safe Handling of Health Care Waste