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The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual, 4th Edition


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Here’s a handy, portable guide to preventing, evaluating, and managing diseases that can be acquired in tropical environments and foreign countries! Whether you’re a physician, traveler, or both, this respected manual is your perfect source for quick, easy access to the latest travel medicine information. New updates and additional material are presented in a sleek new design that offers rapid access to the content you need. The fourth edition features more critical content than ever before-including new evidence-based recommendations and new maps and illustrations. From pre-travel advice and immunizations to the diagnosis and treatment of a full range of travel-related illnesses, you’ll have all the information you need to avoid, recognize, and treat illnesses acquired away from home in a convenient, pocket size guide.

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New to This Edition

    • Offers the most recent developments in tropical and travel medicine to keep you up-to-speed. 


    • Features more critical content than ever before-including new evidence-based recommendations, new maps and illustrations, and new vaccines and drugs used in travel medicine - all in a new full color design.  


    • Highlights major issues in new chapters such as Urban Medicine: Threats to Health of Travelers to Developing World Cities; Pre-Travel Risk Assessment and Health Advice for Missionaries and Other Long-Term Expatriate Volunteers; Trematodes; and others.

Key Features

    • Illustrates key concepts with visual guidance from dynamic new images.

    • Offers evidence-based treatment recommendations to enable you to manage diseases confidently.

    • Provides access to need-to-know information quickly in a convenient, pocket size for excellent portability.

    • Features 7 major sections, color-coded for quick answers:
      • Pre-travel Advice
      • Advice for Special Travelers
      • Fever
      • Diarrhea
      • Skin Lesions
      • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
      • Worms

Published Reviews

    "This well written manual serves as an excellent reference for many of the day-to-day issues encountered in a travel medicine practice as well as for medical providers who encounter patients with a post-travel problem. Topics are covered in more detail than in MCQs in Travel and Tropical Medicine: A Primer Of Travel Medicine, Colbert (iUniverse, 2006). The fourth edition has updated many chapters with new information and evidence-based recommendations." - Doody’s - 4 Stars - **** 

    "An excellent, concise resource that provides practical information to travel and tropical medicine specialists, health care personnel who work with immigrant and refugee health, and primary care providers in internal medicine, family medicine, and pediatrics. The manual has relevant information for providers around the world, not just North America…The excellent, detailed sections on pretravel consultations and the evaluation of fever and skin lesions in returning travelers as well as parasitic infections make this book a miniature, highly concentrated opus on both travel and tropical medicine." - Clinical Infectious Diseases December 2009

Author Information

    By Elaine C. Jong, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine; Director, Hall Health Primary Care Center; Medical Director, UW Campus Health Services; Director Emeritus, UW Travel & Tropical Medicine Clinic, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA and Christopher A. Sanford, MD, MPH, DTM&H, Co-Director, University of Washington Travel Clinic at Hall Health Center; Associate Professor, Family Medicine; Associate Professor, Global Health

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The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual, 4th Edition
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 688 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 3/4 X 9 7/16 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-2613-6
  • Copyright: 2008