GUIDE TO STAYING HEALTHY WHILE YOU TRAVEL
Review by Barb & Ron Kroll
The Travel Doctor - Your Guide to Staying Healthy While You Travel
(Firefly Books) ISBN 1552976688
Dr. Mark Wise's book is a common sense, comprehensive guide to health, whether travel is for business or pleasure.
Informal yet highly informative, it is clear and concise. Readers will find plenty of anecdotes, basic medical information, as well as many checklists, guides and summaries.
Dr. Wise provides numerous tips: How to prevent altitude sickness. How to prevent sunburn. What to do if you've been bitten by a snake. How to treat a jellyfish sting. How you can avoid insect-borne diseases like malaria.
A table Summary of Pretravel Inoculations covers diseases from hepatitis A to cholera. It lists vaccines with course and duration for immunization. Cartoon sketches illustrate the travel health book.
- Part One - Before You Go
- Getting Ready
- The Common Sense Guide
- First Aid
- Medical Care Abroad
- Region-by-Region Guide
- Part Two - Infectious Concerns
- Pretravel Inoculation
- Traveler's Diarrhea
- Other Insect-borne Diseases
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- A Few Other Concerns
- Part Three - The World Around Us
- The Joys of Flight
- Motion Sickness
- Culture Shock
- Your Personal Safety
- The Sun Did It
- Into Thin Air—Altitude Sickness
- Snakes, Scorpions and Other Scary Creatures
- Part Four - Specific Concerns
- The Business Traveler
- Women and International Travel
- Let's Take the Kids — The Young Traveler
- The Traveler with Medical Conditions
- Traveling to Adopt
- Part Five - Now That You're Home
- Hey Doc, I'm Home
- Sources of Information
Mark Wise M.D., is a family doctor specializing in travel and tropical medicine. He has traveled to South America, Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda. Dr. Wise is also a medical advisor to several non-governmental organizations and frequently lectures on travel health.