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Travel & Tropical Medicine Manual 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0721642147
ISBN-10: 0721642144
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"Fill a gap in medical travel literature...A tremendous amount of information (in) a handbook that is easily carried...Strength of the book lies in its organization...Ver concise...Admirably succinct and an excellent portable reference...Recommend." - Wilderness Medicine "Replete with information...Well worth the price...urge all who provide medical travel advise, immunizations...or treatment...to purchase this book...Will answer almost any question." - Mayo Clinic Proceedings All reviews are of last edition

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 532 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 2 edition (January 15, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0721642144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0721642147
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,565,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Wayne S. True on February 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
I travel annually with CERT International to remote places for medical relief work. I rarely see a parasite or tropical illness in my domestic practice, but these are common in the rest of the world. The Jong / McMullen text is concise, and very helpful as a travel / tropical medicine reference. I never leave home without it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Allison J. Clough on November 15, 2002
Format: Paperback
Elaine Jong has written an authoritative reference as petite and elegant as she is. This handbook is comprehensive and yet concise, incredibly eliminating inessential details while remaining the most useful of many publications on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of travel-related ailments. After 7 years, it is still in my pocket and at the bedside when I am working through the difficult differential diagnosis of a sick world traveler.
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By A Customer on October 27, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book is very helpful and a reassuring resource for a person whose travels potentially place them in serious medical situations in geographic areas with minimal medical support. It is not a first aid book nor a be-your-own-physician guide, but it provides serious information to help one evaluate various illnesses and to understand and assess the diagnosis and treatment which might be proposed by a local medical provider. It seems to be directed more to the care giver with prior medical training; thus, some of the wording may not be understandable to a traveler without some knowledge of medical teminology (or a medical dictionary on hand). But, the book takes little room in a suitcase or backpack, and it is a serious and reassuring guide to have along when one is faced with unfamiliar tropical diseases and is many hours or perhaps days from modern medical help.
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By Tiger Force Medic on December 16, 2014
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Gave this as a gift to the team medic for an archaeology group in Fiji. Used frequently.
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