Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Fun with Where There Is No Doctor
I'm not sure how I didn't spend all my free time as a Peace Corps volunteer enjoying Where There Is No Doctor's crazy illustrations. I really dropped the ball on that one. This book is awesome, full of all sorts of useful advice. I've been enjoying reconnecting with my dusty copy, looking at it through the eyes of a graduate student this time around. The selection I have chosen doesn't even give you the full experience; over half the illustrated characters in the book are naked. I think this is supposed to convey that medical examinations are best done naked, or at least only partially clothed.
Who would ever wrap a scorpion around their finger after it stung them? Sorry the scans are such poor quality.
For free downloads and other publications from the same group go to the Hesperian Foundation. Enjoy!