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Travellers' Health: How to Stay Healthy Abroad
     

Travellers' Health: How to Stay Healthy Abroad

by Richard M. Dawood (Editor), Richard Dawood (Editor), Michael Palin (Foreword by)
 

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International travel now takes place on an unprecedented scale, both for business and pleasure. With exotic places ever more accessible to everyone, it is increasingly important for travelers to be informed about the health problems they may encounter abroad. Travellers' Health: How to Stay Healthy Abroad provides indispensable advice for all those planning and

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International travel now takes place on an unprecedented scale, both for business and pleasure. With exotic places ever more accessible to everyone, it is increasingly important for travelers to be informed about the health problems they may encounter abroad. Travellers' Health: How to Stay Healthy Abroad provides indispensable advice for all those planning and undertaking journeys anywhere in the world.
This fourth edition is a complete revision and update of this best-selling, comprehensive guide for the educated traveler. New malaria drugs, the latest vaccine information and advice, jet lag, deep vein thrombosis, and even landmines: this book covers every important issue in travel medicine, with the emphasis firmly on self-help and prevention.
Travellers' Health is the leading guide to health problems abroad, and is widely used by doctors, nurses, and above all, by travelers themselves. This new edition brings together state-of-the-art background information and specialist advice from more than 80 leading experts. Travellers' Health is indeed the standard source for all travelers.

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Reviewer: Susan L. F. McLellan, MD, MPH (Tulane University Health Sciences Center)
Description: Dr. Richard Dawood has been an authoritative figure in the realm of travel medicine for many years, and is both the director of a travel clinic and an experienced traveler himself. This fourth edition of his book, updated from the 1992 edition, is a comprehensive reference for the educated and interested lay traveler who wishes to avoid illness and injury while traveling.
Purpose: The book is designed to instruct the traveler in health maintenance and illness prevention while abroad, and provide instruction and resources on how to cope if illness or injury does strike.
Audience: Given that it is a 730-page volume, this book will be most interesting for those travelers who are embarking on a long or adventurous voyage, or who are frequent travelers. It is also an excellent resource for health professionals who counsel travelers.
Features: There are several chapters or sections which will be appropriate for even the casual traveler to mundane destinations, including the introductory overview, the chapter on air and sea travel, and sections of the chapter on environmental and recreational hazards. For travelers heading to more exotic destinations, the sections on diarrheal disease, malaria, and insect precautions, and the chapters on common problems (skin, eye, foot, fever, etc.) and preparations for travel are an excellent general review. Other sections address specific concerns such as altitude illness, skiing and scuba-related injury, and health issues for special travelers such as children, the elderly, and those with underlying medical conditions. Specific infections and many of the medical conditions are discussed in enough detail to educate most healthcare professionals. Such sections may be beyond the scope or interest of the casual reader but will be welcome for the traveler in need of expert advice on a specific topic. The text and appendixes are full of maps, charts, and tables, covering topics ranging from appropriate immunizations to hay fever seasons in various parts of the world.
Assessment: This book is written for the lay traveler, but is relatively complex and comprehensive for the short-term tourist on a controlled itinerary. It is, however, an excellent book for the long-term or frequent traveler, and is full of practical advice for those going off the beaten track. Furthermore, it is more than adequately detailed and referenced to serve as a resource for healthcare professionals preparing and caring for travelers.
4 Stars! from Doody

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192629470
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
4th Edition
Pages:
762
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Richard Dawood has travelled in more than 80 countries around the world, and remains and obsessive traveller. He is a specialist in Travel Medicine at the Fleet Street Travel Clinic, London, and writes, lectures and broadcasts frequently on travel health issues. Hospital, London. He now runs his own travel clinic in London. He is a frequent writer and broadcaster on travel medicine.

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