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Bugs Bites & Bowels [Paperback]

Jane Wilson-Howarth
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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August 1999 Cadogan Guides
This authoritative guide is for travelers to anywhere from the Mediterranean to the tropics, remote mountains, or wherever medical facilities may be poor or absent. Dr. Wilson-Howarth- GP, expedition doctor, long-term expatriate and parasitologist - gives advice on avoiding problems and on treating diarrhea, stings, bites, sunburn, skin infections and embarrassing complains. She discusses how to deal with accidents, the hazards of heat and sun in deserts and jungles and of cold and altitude sickness, and even suggests ways to avoid scary or dangerous animals and creepy-crawlies. The clear, accessible and easy to read text avoids medical jargon. Dr. Wilson-Howarth provides not just inspiring case histories so you can learn from other people's mistakes, but also reassuring and reliable advice on vaccinations, what to expect and what to pack.

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"Indispensable...some of the most realistic, practical advice"
--Independent of Sunday (UK)

"Interesting off-beat guide"
--Observer (UK)
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About the Author

Recently returning to England after living mostly in Asia for 11 years, Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth is Britain's leading writer on travel health. She is a GP, trained zoologist, parasitologist, experienced expedition doctor, and a keen high altitude trekker.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't leave it behind! April 1 2002
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This a gem of a book- not for the squeamish (though they wouldn't be travelling off the beaten path, would they?!) and definitely not to be given to your hypochondriacal aunt before she goes on her next overseas vacation- but great for everybody travelling outside of say, North American & Western Europe. V. practical, v. succinct & v. realistic. Great help in planning your trip, esp. if you are anyway intrepid in your travels. And loads of fun to read, with lots of v. funny bits.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The essential guide to getting sick Oct. 28 2001
Cadogan's Bugs, Bites and Bowels is the best health guide for travellers. I travel a lot for work and pleasure and always use it when preparing to leave. The text is bang up to date and easy to understand. You get all the details on where you're at risk, signs to look for and lots of advice on what to do if your luck runs out - for each and every possible ailment.
Everyone who is planning a trip outdoors should get a copy. Five Stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the lot April 2 2000
By A Customer
I seem to collect health travel books. We live in Mexico and beleive in being our own best health advocates anywhere. Of all the books I have seen in the past five years dealing with travel health, Bugs, Bits & Bowels surpasses my previous favorite, one in the Moon Travel Series which is currently out of print. Wilson-Howarth is concise, yet seeming thorough, with a presentation easily understood. Even bits of humor sprinkled in.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great book for the traveller Oct. 13 1999
By A Customer
Best title award for this month goes to Globe Pequot/Cadogan's Bugs, Bites, and Bowels - Oh My (by Dr Jame Wilson-Howarth). This 180-page booklet is a necessary addition to the backpack of anyone venturing outside their hotel. This clear, concise manual explains how to avoid all the icky side effects of travel, like insect bites, malaria,altitude sickness, diarrhea, and um, other
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5.0 out of 5 stars Endlessly Fascinating Oct. 21 2002
By A Customer
Even if you're not going to be travelling in remote places, this book is wonderful. Jane Wilson-Howarth's no nonsense (and funny) tone makes this book an excellent read, even if it's just for the vicarious thrill of knowing which parasites you might encounter.
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