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January 28, 1998

Travel Medicine

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Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998American Medical Association

JAMA. 1998;279(4):329. doi:10.1001/jama.279.4.329

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.

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