I am often e-mailed about the prospects an osteopathic physician has to practice medicine abroad as a medical missionary. For those interested, a flyer recently came across my desk for a new book entitled HANDBOOK OF MEDICINE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES by Catherine Wolf, M.D. and Dennis Palmer, D.O. The flyer reads: "A pocket-size resource designed for short and long-term mission personnel working in developing countries - written by missionary doctors with years of experience. Medical service in developing countries poses tremendous challenges. This textbook is full of expert and practical information that will help you meet them head-on." It then lists the features of the manual as: * Comprehensive * Quick reference outline format * Tips for diagnosis and treatment * Essential drug formulary and common medications chart * List of service agencies and sources for medicine and supplies * Enables you to practice outside your specialty with confidence * Endorsed by prominent medical authorities The flyer also states that the book has just been released and is not yet available in bookstores. To order, you can contact the Christian Medical and Dental Society at http://www.cmds.org or call 1.888.231.2637. I don't have a copy of the book myself, so I cannot comment on what information it has regarding osteopathic physicians. But perhaps the issue will be addressed since one of the authors is an osteopathic physician. Good luck.