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Travel Medicine

Peter A. Leggat, MD, PhD, DrPH, Reviewer
JAMA. 2010;303(16):1648-1649. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.498.
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The second edition of Travel Medicine is one of the latest additions to the Elsevier Expert Consult series, which contains more than 200 medical titles accessible online as well as in hard copy.1 Building on its first edition (2004), Travel Medicine continues to promote 4 main features. First, it assesses the pretravel consultation and practice of travel medicine, including developing good organization skills in the development of a travel health clinic. Second, it analyses an approach to the common travel illnesses, including traveler's diarrhea and malaria, and presents a pragmatic approach to their management. Third, it addresses common environmental problems, such as altitude sickness, extremes in temperatures, health problems while traveling, remote destination issues, sun exposure, and bites and stings, to assist in the preparation of travelers for high-risk activities in extreme environments. Fourth, it offers practical advice on particular situations, special conditions of travelers, and health problems of the returning traveler.

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