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Travel Medicine 1991: New Frontiers

Phyllis E. Kozarsky, MD; Hans O. Lobel, MD; and Robert Steffen, MD
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Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(7):574-575. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-115-7-574
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Travel medicine has existed for years as a "cottage industry" composed of a heterogeneous group of persons scattered around the globe who gave travelers health recommendations based on fact and fancy. In recent years, research has provided a scientific basis for disease prevention and treatment guidelines for travelers.

The growing interest in travel medicine was evident at the second Conference on International Travel Medicine, held from 9 to 12 May 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia, and attended by 825 persons from 45 countries. Participants included physicians; nurses; public-health workers; corporate, government, and military personnel; and members of the travel industry and


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