|Where There Is No Doctor - A Village Health Care Handbook (Hesperian Foundation, 1993, 516 p.)|
This revision of Where There Is No Doctor has been a cooperative effort. I thank the many users of the book around the world who have written us over the years with comments and suggestions - these have guided us in updating this information.
Carol Thuman and Jane Maxwell share credit for most of the research, writing, and preparation of this revised version. I am deeply grateful for their excellent, caring, and very careful work.
I would also like to thank others who researched and wrote portions of this revised edition: Susan Klein, Ronnie Lovich, Mary Ellen Guroy, Shelley Kahane, Paula Elster, and George Kent. For information taken from the African edition, my thanks to Andrew Pearson and the other authors at Macmillan Publishers.
Many doctors and health care specialists from around the world generously reviewed portions of the book. We cannot list them all here, but the help of the following was exceptional: David Sanders, Richard Laing, Bill Bower, Greg Troll, Deborah Bickel, Tom Frieden, Jane Zucker, David Morley, Frank Catchpool, Lonny Shavelson, Rudolph Bock, Joseph Cook, Sadja Greenwood, Victoria Sheffield, Sherry Hilaski, Pam Zinkin, Fernando Viteri, Jordan Tapero, Robert Gelber, Ted Greiner, Stephen Gloyd, Barbara Mintzes, Rainer Arnhold, and Michael Tan. Their expert advice and help have been of great value.
I warmly thank the dedicated members of the Hesperian Foundation for their help in preparing the manuscript: Kyle Craven for graphic arts and layout, Stephen Babb and Cynthia Roat for computer graphics, and Elizabeth de Avila. I am also grateful to many others who assisted in this book's preparation: Kathy Alberts, Mary Klein, Evan Winslow Smith, Jane Bavelas, Kim Gannon, Heidi Park, Laura Gibney, Nancy Ogaz, MartBustos, Karen Woodbury, and Trude Bock.
Artwork for the new edition was created by David Werner, Kyle Craven, Susan Klein, and Regina Faul-Jansen. Some of Felicity Shepherd's drawings from Macmillan Publishers' African Edition were also used. I also thank the New Internationalist for the picture of the VIP latrine, and James Ogwang for the artwork on page 417. As in the original edition, I thank McGraw-Hill Book Company for permission to use drawings appearing on pages 85 and 104 taken from Emergency Medical Guide by John Henderson, illustrated by Niel Hardy. My thanks to Dale Crosby for drawings on pages 29, 32, 35, 100, 181, and 200. And to my father, Carl Werner, for drawings on pages 5-8, 121, 187, 229, 231, 235-238, 240, 245, 256, 276, and 281.
The fine work of those who helped in the creation of the original version is still reflected on nearly every page. My thanks to Val Price, Al Hotti, Rodney Kendall, Max Capestany, Rudolf Bock, Kent Benedict, Alfonzo Darricades, Carlos Felipe Soto Miller, Paul Quintana, David Morley, Bill Bower, Allison Orozco, Susan Klein, Greg Troll, Carol Westburg, Lynn Gordon, Myra Polinger, Trude Bock, Roger Bunch, Lynne Coen, George Kent, Jack May, Oliver Bock, Bill Gonda, Ray Bleicher, and Jesnjarrez.
For this new edition, we are grateful for financial support from the Carnegie Corporation, Gladys and Merrill Muttart Foundation, Myra Polinger, the Public Welfare Foundation, Misereor, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Sunflower Foundation, and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.
Finally, my warm thanks to the village health workers of Project Piaxtla in rural Mexico - especially MartReyes, Miguel Angel Manjarrez, Miguel Angel Alvarrez, and Roberto Fajardo - whose experience and commitment have provided the foundation for this book.