Rough Guide to Travel Medicine
is a very interesting travel medicine primer for patients and
is very deep on its description of tropical medical diseases.
When reading this I was surprised how well and eloquently many
conditions were summarized in very easy to understand language.
However many of the treatments and remedies listed are homeopathic
and are quite different than what I recommend at our clinic. As
a medical doctor I only practice allopathic and supposedly evidence
based medicine so I cannot recommend treatments that are not within
wishing to find alternative medicine treatments will find them
Still this is a fascinating
book and available in many bookstores that carry the Rough guide
series. Travel clinics may wish to read it out of interest although
may wish to only follow treatments following the CDC and WHO guidelines.
Many of the remedies may indeed become more mainstream if large
studies eventually back them up but at present I observe a conservative
view if employing them.