Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
Eminent investigators of the medical consequences of tourism, the editors of this eclectic textbook seek to "help define the boundaries of this new and expanding field." An international cadre of 107 authorities assist them in mapping the terrain and theterra incognita of healthy travel.
Tourism is a major industry, with receipts greater than oil or automobile exports, growing at almost twice the rate of merchandise exports. Tourism will increase 4% each year from now until 2010, with disproportionate volume to East Asia and Africa.
Travel Medicine. JAMA. 1998;279(4):329. doi:10.1001/jama.279.4.329