Complete Your Medical Library:
We all know that having the right reference manuals at your fingertips saves you times and aggravation.
These handy books will help provide the right advice, prescribe the right vaccines and medications, and provide the right health and safety advice for your patients as they travel the globe. I use all these books everyday and recommend them without hesitation. Saving time while increasing accuracy makes them my go-to desk references.
I did not start with all these books. I purchased one, then another, and then another to build up my library without breaking my budget. If you don’t have any books yet, start with the Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual. Over time you’ll know which is the next book you’ll want to add to your office.
Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual
Simply the easiest to use and most portable of all the travel medicine books on the market. Keep this on your desk to look up anything from which malaria medication to give to how to vaccinate immunocompromised patients. This book is filled with a robust index, ample charts and easy to scan text. Drs. Jong and Sanford have compiled an all-star group of experts to share their knowledge with you.
Travel Medicine: Expert Consult
Jay Keystone has assembled an all-star cast of writers to share their expertise and wisdom about patients who travel. In this indispensable book you will find both an overview of a topic along with practical pointers for the everyday care of travelers. Topics include pre-travel preparation, post-travel care and immunization recommendations. No travel medicine library is complete without this book.
Travel Medicine: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 3e *
The Yellow Book
This is the gold standard written by the CDC. It comes as no surprise that they call it the Yellow Book. Detailed information about almost every disease and destination from authoritative sources
The Red Book
This is the go-to book for pediatricians. Need to know how long someone is contagious? How to treat an unusual infection? What are the best screening tests? It’s all in there. This book is a must for anyone who cares for patients with infections–which is every healthcare practitioner.
The Pink Book
Everything you need to know about vaccines, and then some. We use this almost every day to look up the effectiveness of vaccines, the diseases they prevent, and even the components of vaccines given outside the USA. This is especially helpful for answering the questions of our nursing staff.
The Purple Book
As it’s name implies. This is a practical manual for clinicians who use vaccines.
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