To Self Medicate or Not?
Publisher: M&A Publishing
Author: Dr. Edward Cagape
Publication Date: January 15, 2014
Imagine a place with no doctors. Or worse… Imagine a place where medical treatment was available but you were turned away because you couldn’t afford it.
After witnessing the horrific condition of patients who went untreated because they could not pay for medical attention, Dr. Edward Cagape decided that something must be done in his town of Samal and its surrounding villages. With a deep and resonating belief that medical treatment should be an entitlement and not a privilege, he began working on his highly controversial book, Self-Medical Diagnosis.
Causing an uproar in the medical community, this book has essentially enabled the average person to take control of their own health, from diagnosis to treatment. Spending years compiling an extensive and comprehensive list of diseases, diagnostics and treatments, Cagape has written this medical handbook for everyday people like you and me.
For a person who is going to be in a medically isolated area and/or in an area where the general level of health knowledge is low, Self-Medical Diagnosis is an absolute necessity. A must have for every missionary, village caregiver, and anyone traveling to a third world country.
With its easy to understand illustration, diagrams and photographs of the human body, any untrained person can positively diagnose and treat (including drug and dosage) both common and rare afflictions.
Dr. Edward Cagape is Resident Physician of the Davao Doctors Hospital, and visiting Surgeon to all private hospitals in Davao City. His primary goal is to enable patients to distinguish the difference between an illness that can be treated by self-medication and an illness which needs medical attention. He lives and works in Samal, where he follows his calling to guide and educate the people, particularly, those who cannot afford to buy medicines or to pay a doctor, in an effort to prevent those without proper medical education from resorting to self-destructive treatment and experimentation.
This book is for the person who is planning on visiting any place where the general level of health is questionable, Self-Medical Diagnosis is an absolute necessity. A must have for every missionary, village caregiver, and anyone traveling to a developing country. –Robin Swindle- Environmental Educator
I ordered one copy for myself, one for my church and one to leave with the people of the village I minister to. –Pastor Tony Holt- Minister, Missionary
This book has essentially empowered the average person to take control of their own health, from diagnosis to treatment. –Lauren Brackeen- Teacher, World Traveler