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New and Emerging Concepts in Travel Medicine
  1. L Lamb, Specialist Registrar in Infectious Diseases and General (Internal) Medicine1 and
  2. Sqn Ldr Ed Nicol, Immediate past Chairman of the Haywood Club Tri-Service Medical Society. Specialist Registrar in Cardiology and General (Internal) Medicine2
  1. 1Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London SW10 9NH
  2. 2Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP e.nicol{at}rbht.nhs.uk

Abstract

The following article summarises the proceedings of the Travel Medicine Study Day run by the Haywood Club Tri-Service Medical Society at the Medical Society of London on 23 November 2006. The event was attended by over 50 serving and retired DMS personnel, including nurses, MSO’s and medical officers and included talks on the historical contribution of the military medical services to the evolution of tropical medicine, the changing face of worldwide illness and insights into the behaviour of travellers that may increase their risk of illness.

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