Medicine for the Outdoors
Medicine for the Outdoors

Dr. Paul Auerbach is the world's leading outdoor health expert. His blog offers tips on outdoor safety and advice on how to handle wilderness emergencies.

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When I attended the International Society of Travel Medicine meeting in Vancouver, I was re-acquainted with TRAVEL MEDICINE™, a company with the purpose of disseminating information and selling products for safe travel. Founded by my friend Stuart Rose, M.D., this is a business extension spawned from the excellent book by Dr. Rose (now co-authored with Dr. Jay Keystone), entitled 2006/07 International Travel Health Guide, published by Mosby-Elsevier. From medical kits and insect repellents, to sunscreens and electrical adaptors, TRAVEL MEDICINE™ is designed to offer products needed by most travelers to make their journeys safe and comfortable.

What I particularly appreciate about the offering is that the products are high quality and have been vetted based upon the wisdom and experience of Dr. Rose. Some of these, such as permethrin clothing spray, are not easy to find in other retail outlets or catalogues. Ultrathon™ is a terrific insect repellent, and all of the major repellent classes, including picaridin and lemon eucalyptus, are represented. These are just an example of the comprehensive approach and convenience of this product listing.

Other terrific products include mosquito nets, water treatment (filtration and disinfection) supplies, sleeping bag liners, oral rehydration formula, binoculars, Safe Sea® jellyfish safe sunblock lotion, travel aids for jet lag and sleep, first aid kits, totes and pack-it containers, headlamps, electrical adaptors, first aid kits, emergency dental supplies, and many others.

Furthermore, one can purchase an SOS Global Traveler membership from International SOS™ at a 20% discount. This type of insurance is important for emergency assistance and evacuation when traveling abroad.

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Dr. Paul S. Auerbach is the world’s leading authority on wilderness medicine.