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Travel Medicine, 2nd Edition

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The second edition of this popular text features a team of international experts who discuss all aspects of travel medicinefrom immunizations and pre-travel advice for adults and children…to the latest information on cruise travel, bird flu, and SARS…to the essentials of post-travel screening. It reflects current 'best practices' and remains both the leading comprehensive reference text on the principles and practice of travel medicine and a rich resource of practical guidance that you can use daily. And, as an Expert Consult title, this thoroughly updated second edition comes with access to the complete contents online, fully searchableenabling you to consult it rapidly from any computer with an Internet connection.

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New to This Edition

    • Provides access to the complete contents online, fully searchable, enabling you to consult it rapidly from any computer with an Internet connection.
    • Features revised chapters to reflect current best practices as well as completely updated chapters, keeping you abreast of this rapidly changing field.
    • Presents a new chapter on cruise travel to help you provide complete travel medicine advice.
    • Provides cross references for the ISTM “body of knowledge” to specific chapters and/or passages in the book to help you prepare for the ISTM travel medicine examination.
    • Uses a new logical organization that speeds you to the information you need.
    • Provides cross references for the ISTM “body of knowledge” to specific chapters and/or passages in the book to help you prepare for the ISTM travel medicine examination.

Key Features

    • Discusses common travel illnesses, including traveler’s diarrhea and malaria to help you treat whatever you see.
    • Addresses environmental problems such as altitude sickness, extremes in temperatures, and sun exposure to help your patients prepare for high-risk activites in extreme environments.
    • Offers advice on establishing and running a travel clinic.

Published Reviews

    This book is edited by five experts in the field of travel medicine. They have solicited chapters in various specialties from experts around the world, including the UK. This book is very well presented with colour graphs, maps and photographs. The publishers have improved their service to the reader by providing the textbook on line. I found this of immense value, if not for anything else, for the fact that by clicking on the references I was able to access the abstracts. A comprehensive book such as this one is not easily put together. It required the expertise of the five eminent co-editors headed by Jay Keystone, and the collaboration of 83 authors of international standing. Of all the books I have reviewed for Travel Wise, this is the one I will have no hesitation in recommending to all BTHA members. Reader satisfaction is guaranteed.

    Travel Wise, Autumn 2008

    The book is organized in a logical way: it moves from basic epidemiology to clinic management issues, and onwards through pre-travel consultation to sections on the major threats travelers might face; illustrating how the discipline of travel medicine has matured, there is a full section devoted to the psychological aspects of travel medicine. A number of chapters explain concepts in a very easy to read and basic manner, which many less qualified workers in the travel clinic could find helpful.

    Travel Medicine, November 2008

    As expected, the second edition of Travel medicine provides such a resource, being both comprehensive and topical in its coverage of the subject. Several parts of the book, have been revised to reflect new developments, and many of the tables and prevalence maps have been improved. One great advantage of this second edition of Travel medicine is its online availability, making it much more easily accessible. The book continues to live up to expectations as a reputable travel medicine reference resource and one that should at the disposal of every travel health practitioner.

    Media Watch, Winter 2008

    The second edition of this valuable textbook highlights a dynamic specialty that integrates many disciplines. This book is a comprehensive reference on travel medicine. It is rich in information, pleasant to read, and practical. It has been updated to recommend current best practices in travel medicine. The editors have assembled an excellent textbook, and I recommend it enthusiastically to
    health professionals interested in this growing specialty.

    Emerging Infectious Diseases, February 2009

Author Information

    Edited by Jay S. Keystone, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; Staff Physician, Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Phyllis E. Kozarsky, MD, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases; Co-Director Tropical & Travel Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA; David O. Freedman, MD, Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology, Division of Geographic Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA; Hans D. Nothdurft, MD, Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine; Head, University Travel Clinic, University of Munich, Munich, Germany; and Bradley A. Connor, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Medical Director, The New York Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine, New York, NY, USA; President, International Society of Travel Medicine

Customer Reviews

Travel Medicine, 2nd Edition