History of Medical Tourism
Dr. Prem’s guidebook gives a brief history of how medical tourism came about. Readers will be interested to learn that medical tourism began in a period before Christ, as early as 4200 BC where health recuperations included baths in thermal springs or in temples. Throughout time as civilization progressed, medicine developed into the force we see today with an emergence of technology and specializations.
This chapter on the history of medical tourism truly teaches us that the medical tourism industry might change shape and name in the long run, but the phenomenon of patients travelling from one destination to another for medical care will certainly continue.