When There Is No Doctor is smartly designed and full of medical tips and emergency suggestions. It should be no further than an arm’s reach in your household at a time when our health system has become particularly susceptible to strain.
“This is a book about sustainable health, primarily having to do with your health and what you can do to protect it—in bad times certainly, but also in good. I will help you ensure the health of those you love, yourself and, should you so choose, your community, if and when the world changes. World may come to mean your little town or the whole globe. It could change for a few days or weeks, or for a few years. It could change because of a flood, financial crisis, flu pandemic, or failure of our energy procurement, production or distribution systems.”
“I will not teach you to be a lone survivalist who anticipates doing an appendectomy on himself or a loved one on the kitchen table with a steak knife and a few spoons, although I will discuss techniques of austere and improvised medicine for really hard times.” — from When There Is No Doctor
Author Dr. Gerard Doyle teaches and practices Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he also plans the hospital’s response to disasters.Gerard S. Doyle is a practicing ER physician on faculty at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is also a certified public health-trained disaster planner. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife and children.