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March 21, 1959

The World Traveler's Medical Guide

JAMA. 1959;169(12):1395-1396. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000290121035

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This volume deals with the medical aspects of travel in all parts of the world. Chapter 1 discusses medical problems related to travel by auto, train, ship, or plane; chapter 2 gives information on the required or recommended immunizations; chapter 3 furnishes useful information on such specific problems as water, milk, food, motion sickness, diarrhea, effect of altitude, and clothes to be worn; and chapter 4 discusses specific diseases and their nature. These chapters are followed by brief but adequate information as to what can be expected and what to do when confronted by a special health problem in any given country. Medical facilities in all areas, with names, addresses, and telephone numbers of English-speaking physicians, and locations of medical schools and hospitals are given. The "Guide" is unique because it deals exclusively with medical problems. According to the authors it is the first of its kind. The information given

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