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Tarascon Global Health Pocketbook

Author(s): Amit Chandra, MD, MSc, Attending Physician, New York Hospital Queens, Department of Emergency Medicine, Flushing, New York
Matthew Dacso, MD, MSc, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of HIV Care and Support, Botswana-UPenn Partnership, Gaborone, Botswana
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763778897
  • Paperback    368 pages      © 2011
Price: International Sales $19.95 US List
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Tarascon Global Health Pocketbook is a convenient portable guide providing regional and issue based information on international medicine. The first section addresses major themes in international health including development, traditional medicine, water safety, respiratory infections, and HIV/AIDS. The second section is comprised of region specific chapters, each including a summary of endemic diseases, historical context, and available resources. Tarascon Global Health Pocketbook is a must-have resource for physicians, residents, or medical students traveling to developing countries and those with an interest in international health policy.

I  Introduction
II  Waterborne Illness: Diarrhea, Dehydration, and Worms
III  Malnutrition
IV  Respiratory Diseases
V  Vector-Borne Diseases
VI  Meningitis
VII  Sepsis
VIII  Women's Health, Reproductive Health, and Contraception
IX  HIV/AIDS in the Developing World
X  Toxicology and Environmental Health
XI  Extremes of Temperature
XII  Central America and The Caribbean
XIII  South America
XIV  Eastern Europe
XV  Sub-Saharan Africa
XVI  Middle East and North Africa
XVII  Central Asia
XVIII  South Asia
XIX  Southeast Asia
XX  East Asia
Appendix  1  WHO Disease Staging System for Adults and Adolescents
Appendix  2  Antiretroviral Agents Used for HIV Infection
Appendix  3  Global Health Medical Bag
Appendix  4  Evaluation of Malnutrition with Weight for Height Charts

Amit Chandra, MD, MSc-Attending Physician, New York Hospital Queens, Department of Emergency Medicine, Flushing, New York

Amit Chandra is an emergency physician living in Queens, New York.  He studied economics at McGill University in Montreal and the London School of Economics, before attending medical school at the Eastern Virginia Medical School.  He has worked in the fields of health care and economic and community development in rural Virginia, New York, Mumbai, and New Delhi.

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Matthew Dacso, MD, MSc-Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of HIV Care and Support, Botswana-UPenn Partnership, Gaborone, Botswana

Matthew Dacso is a general internist from Houston, Texas.  He studied music at McGill University, international development at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies, and medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston before completing residency at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He has worked in health care in Argentina, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Botswana.  He continues his work in community health and development as an HIV outreach specialist for the Botswana-UPenn Partnership in Gaborone, Botswana.