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Travel Reference

The Travel Doctor

Your guide to staying healthy while you travel

by (author) Mark Wise

Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2002
Reference, Reference, Tropical Medicine
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2002
    List Price

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People of all ages love to travel and more are exploring remote areas of the world. But as our desire to visit exotic places increases so does our concern about staying healthy while we travel.

The Travel Doctor addresses all the health concerns confronting today's traveler -- whether traveling for business or for pleasure -- in a very comprehensive, common-sense way.

Armed with this book the reader will foresee health issues that may be encountered on the trip (while there is still time to prevent them) and learn how to avoid potential health hazards after arriving.

The Travel Doctor covers:

Throughout, cartoons give a light-hearted glimpse into the possible repercussions of not following Dr. Wise's advice.


About the author

by Dr. Mark Wise

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Editorial Reviews

This is a worthwhile purchase for travelers: an affordable, easy-to-use survey of health challenges on the road, from your vacation's start to finish.

Globe and Mail

Mark Wise has written a great book on travel health, obviously with a wealth of professional experience on the subject. His passion for travel and adventure is evident in his writing.... The book provides a balanced perspective on the realities of health risks in the distant corners of the globe. This is coupled with measures that can be taken in order to travel there, enjoy oneself, and appreciate other places. The Travel Doctor should be of particular interest to, and a good resource for, anyone with an interest in travel and to physicians who care for such people.... I highly recommend this book

Canadian Family Physician, Journal of the College

The most comprehensive and commonsensical I've seen. It's also the most up-to-date ... Such a book is a public service.

New Brunswick Reader

A sensible compendium that covers all situations.

Canadian Jewish News

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