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Entries from May 2011


May 29th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I remember the good old days. That was back in the 70s when I was backpacking through South America in search of Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (that’s a movie with Paul Newman and Robert Redford) in Bolivia. If my loving parents wanted to know how I was doing, I would call collect, asking for a […]

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Conde Nast Nasties

May 23rd, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Conde Nast has always been a publication that I have admired, and I admire them even more now that they have written a bit of an expose on the “travel medicine” industry. In this article of investigative journalism, reminiscent of the Watergate Affair, they reveal how a selection of travel clinics either gave inappropriate travel […]

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Travel meeting tidbits

May 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

As promised, here is a brief synopsis of last week’s meeting of The International Society of Travel Medicine in Boston. Firstly the ball game at Fenway against Minnesota … started off with clear skies, but rapidly deteriorated into a two hour rain delay. The field crew sure worked a lot harder than the ballplayers. Unravelling […]

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Boston or Botswana?

May 1st, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

To keep up my credibility as a well-travelled travel medicine specialist, I should be shlepping through Botswana in pursuit of malaria, schistosomiasis, HIV/AIDS and tickbite fever. Instead, I will be off to the 12th Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine in Boston next week. I shouldn’t need any shots, antimalarials and I assume I […]

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