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The Travel Doctor: Your guide to staying healthy while you travel [Paperback]

Mark Wise
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Sept. 7 2002

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:

  • planning the trip -- what are the health risks at the destination?
  • vaccinations and medical supplies to take along
  • problems while traveling -- motion sickness, jet lag
  • maps illustrating the locations of common infectious diseases
  • standards of medical care available abroad
  • what to do about too much sun, high altitudes, snake and spider bites
  • how to deal with illness after returning home.

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


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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. (André Picard Globe and Mail 2002-09-21)

A sensible compendium that covers all situations. (Sheldon Kirshner Canadian Jewish News 2003-07-17)

The most comprehensive and commonsensical I've seen. It's also the most up-to-date ... Such a book is a public service. (George Fetherling New Brunswick Reader 2002-12-14)

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 (Eric S. Lane, MD, FACP Canadian Family Physician, Journal of the College 2004-03-00)

About the Author

Mark Wise is a Family Doctor who specializes in Travel and Tropical Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1975 and his Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Tropical Medicine in England in 1978. In addition to speaking to many medical and non-medical groups, he has also managed to travel to most parts of the world.


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5.0 out of 5 stars The Travel Doctor by Mark Wise M.D. Aug. 9 2002
Format:Paperback
I found this book very informative as well as humourous. The book covers every aspect of travel that you could possibly encounter.
The cartoons were very appropriate and funny. The advice on getting ready to travel and protecting yourself from infection and other diseases before you leave were invaluable.
How to take care of yourself en route, in the air, car or on a ship is something we all need to know.
I learned alot from this book and I will refer to it many times over the next few years as I travel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Travel Doctor by Mark Wise M.D. Aug. 9 2002
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Format:Paperback
I found this book very informative as well as humourous. The book covers every aspect of travel that you could possibly encounter.
The cartoons were very appropriate and funny. The advice on getting ready to travel and protecting yourself from infection and other diseases before you leave were invaluable.
How to take care of yourself en route, in the air, car or on a ship is something we all need to know.
I learned alot from this book and I will refer to it many times over the next few years as I travel.
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