Good Health in the Tropics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483179964, 9781483195773

Good Health in the Tropics

1st Edition

Advice to Travellers and Settlers

eBook ISBN: 9781483195773
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1961
Page Count: 32
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Good Health in the Tropics: Advice to Travelers and Settlers presents a comprehensive health advice to those who are planning to travel to the tropics. The book is divided into two sections. Section I: Before Departure discusses what travelers should do before leaving the country such as medical and dental overhaul, immunization to take, clothes to wear, and medical supplies to bring. Section II: After Arrival focuses on the aspects of maintaining overall health and wellbeing while staying in the tropics. Topics discussed include certain diseases acquired during eating and drinking and bathing in lakes and rivers; protection from insect bites and skin diseases; general rules for healthy living in the tropics; and prevention of malaria. Travelers and settlers in the tropics will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents


Section I.-Before Departure

Medical and Dental Overhaul-Active Immunization: Compulsory (Small-pox; Yellow Fever; Cholera); Non-compulsory (Typhoid and Paratyphoid; Tetanus; Poliomyelitis; Diphtheria; Plague; Typhus) - Acclimatization- Clothes - Sun-glasses - Medical Supplies

Section II.-After Arrival

Food-Water-Milk-Bathing in Rivers and Lakes-Protection from Biting Insects-Health of the Skin: Prickly Heat and Fungus Infection; Sunburn; Creeping Eruption and Myiasis-Mode of Living: Diet; Servants; Pets-Antimalarial Tablets-First Aid in Snake-bite

Appendix.-Designated Centres for Vaccination


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