Travel health and the emerging specialty of “wilderness medicine” have obvious overlap. Dr. Paul Auerbach is one of the leaders in wilderness medicine: helping found the Wilderness Medical Society, co-author of A Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine and numerous journal articles and serving as faculty to the Stanford Fellowship in Wilderness Medicine.
His blog, Medicine for the Outdoors, is celebrating the two year anniversary. For those who haven’t yet had a chance to visit, it is filled with practical information and advice for those exploring their environment and wanting to come back from the experience in good health. Travel and expedition medicine is the focus of my career and I find myself citing Dr. Auerbach’s work and information, in my work. He is one of the pioneering physicians who helped elevate this field of medicine to a new and unique specialty.
A visit to his blog will allow the reader to learn about things from jellyfish stings and dislocated shoulders on the trail to malaria medications and outdoor recreation. This is truly an opportunity to read, first hand, the information from a leader in wilderness and expedition medicine. I highly recommend a visit to his blog, if you get a chance. Oh, and don’t forget to congratulate him on his two-years of dispensing great advice!