Drawing on his career-long experience of foreign travel with young children, as well as his practice of medicine overseas, Dr. LaGrone provides a common sense guide to the care of children distant from modern medical resources. Beginning with immunizations, diet, and drinking water safety, he covers resources for communication and medical evacuation. An extensive array of common symptoms such as cough, ear pain, diarrhea, and fever are explained, along with their management. The stabilization of fractures and the treatment of lacerations, puncture wounds, and burns are explained.
In the later section of the book descriptions of diseases prevalent in distant regions are covered, with their management and drug treatment. An extensive glossary of pediatric drugs and their recommended doses is included, as well as sources of more detailed information.