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    Does anyone know of a good Medical Diagnostics program that can be run on a Windows computer? Seems like everything I find is designed for a smart phone or, if its for windows, not available to the public.
    I can't even find anything on the torrents websites.

  • #2
    I don't, but I am interested to see if any exist. Posting to subscribe.


    • #3
      There is one book you might get it is called the physicians assistant. It goes thru aliments, and possible cures (Drugs) to be used.


      • #4
        Originally posted by RICHFL View Post
        There is one book you might get it is called the physicians assistant. It goes thru aliments, and possible cures (Drugs) to be used.
        I have it. In fact, I have about 200 books on medical stuff in my electronic library, which is on a laptop, backed up on DVD, and on a thumb drive, all inside a 3 layer Faraday cage.

        I guess I'm looking for a doctor-in-a-box type of solution. Something that can take symptoms, age, sex, and maybe history, and then generate a list of most likely causes. I would then look up each suggestion in the other books and try to narrow it down and provide treatment.

        I can't believe no one has come up with something like this yet for SHTF. Someone starts vomiting, coughing, and complains of a headache or something... How the hell do I know where to start reading??? Seriously? That would be like asking a random person to point to the star KIC8462852. (yes, that's a real star and I bet not a single person here knows anything about it).. just as I would have no idea what the hell the listed symptoms mean.
        I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a common cold and the black plague.

        There needs to be some kind of software that can point us in the right direction to start reading. Something that can take a week long task and reduce it to an hour or two.

        I made a list of every doctor and veterinarian within 20 miles of my home. I have a file with their office address, specialty, home address, and photos if they have social media.
        But as they say, two is one, one is none. I need a backup plan and finding some software was it.

        This sucks.


        • #5
          You want software that will tell you what to do when 8 years of medical training can't even tell real Dr without diagnostic tests.

          Some people's expectations just aren't realistic.


          • #6
            I have seen a couple of decent websites that will help you "troubleshoot" illnesses. I will see if I can find them again and post links here. (It might be a little while, since I am a bit crunched for time.)

            They could be useful for the average layperson. As an example, the flowchart would help you pinpoint likely causes of "pain on the left/right/upper/lower side of the abdomen (with/without fever, with/without vomiting, etc. etc.), and could likely indicate (xyz) illness....and click here for more information, etc.

            One site has dozens and dozens of interactive flowcharts for various common illnesses. This will never take the place of a live professional, but will give you some basic idea of what to look up next in your research.

            I played around with them and (for the most part) they seem spot on in many instances.
            Last edited by GrizzlyetteAdams; 12-31-2018, 09:57 PM.


            • #7
              I need something for SHTF that operates OFFLINE. This isn't for now or current use, its for something to reference when the grid goes down and there is no internet.

              I don't want to confuse a simple ailment with something serious, and I certainly don't want to write off something serious as a simple ailment.

              This is a combination of "When do I need to spend the resources to find a doctor?" vs. "No doctor is available, but we do have this piece of software that can guide us to some degree"


              • #8
                I agree Murphy. A diagnostic trouble tree or flow chart to point me in the right directions that I can download and save for future use. That or a book that serves the same function. I do differential diagnostics all the time, I just need the knowledge base that such a book or program would provide. IMO, YMMV


                • #9
                  About three decades ago, the BMJ (IIRC) ran several wondrous series that began eg 'Doctor, I have a fever' and explored the possible diagnoses. As those series continued, and medics wrote in from across the globe, these accumulated tests etc for the 'One in MANY Millions' stuff that you'd never, ever expect to meet, would be very, very fortunate to survive. Stuff that would have surely stumped 'House'...

                  Each evolved into an extensive flow-chart, was intended to form the basis for an over-worked community doctor's check-list, a senior consultant's 'Aha !!', a field-medic's triage call, an expedition doctor's goose-bumps...

                  The information was laid out such it could have been ported to an algorithm with ease...

                  I have NO idea what became of the project. I'd hope that somewhere, perhaps among the many WHO publications, it endures...

                  I was but an Analytical Chemist, not medically trained, but I followed those series avidly, learned a lot...


                  • #10
                    When There Is No Doctor:


                    • #11
                      I've an earlier version. It's a seriously solid, two-bricks hunk of a book.

                      Totally terrifying read, as you realise how medically dangerous the world really is, and dying very unpleasantly is the easiest thing...

                      Having it on cd-rom is handy, provided you have a working PC. What are the experiences of solar / whatever powering a Kindle or clone ?

                      I have this unfortunate vision of a storm-lashed group, people taking it in turns to hand-wind chargers for both the Kindle and the small LED lamps their terrified 'Designated Doc' is using to examine and, hopefully, help the 'patient de nuit'...


                      • #12
                        Hi all , reposting this as some may find it beneficial who may be subscribed to this thread.

                        Interesting at home device just FDA cleared that talks you through common scenarios like C.P.R etc. which is essentially what the OP is seeking ->

                        Currently open for pre-orders.

                        Also has a radio communication module built in for those that may not have a radio available right away. You can get the non-radio cheaper version though .

                        Best wishes !


                        • #13
                          probably about as much use as "google doctor" if someone hasnt got a medical degree.


                          • #14
                            even if you do, so what? you wont have the medicines with which to treat much of anything, nor a sterile field for surgery, etc. If anything serious happens to you post shtf, it''s almost guaranteed that you're a goner.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by registror View Post
                              even if you do, so what? you wont have the medicines with which to treat much of anything, nor a sterile field for surgery, etc. If anything serious happens to you post shtf, it''s almost guaranteed that you're a goner.
                              maybe, depends what you think could happen, heart attack or stroke yes I agree, but other "accidental" injuries could just be a case of being careful and watching what we are doing, most of these types of injuries are because someone is doing something stupid.