This practical guide provides family physicians with a single comprehensive resource on rural and agricultural medicine. Readers are introduced to the characteristics of the agricultural environment and the hazards that farm workers face. The full spectrum of injuries and conditions unique to the field is covered, including chemical injuries, orthopedic conditions, infectious diseases, plant related diseases, bites, and environmental injuries. This clinical text goes beyond the treatment of injuries and highlights prevention. The content is current and reflects changing agricultural practices, including advances in the use of safety equipment and in physical and biological monitoring. Useful tables clearly present key information. With a combined focus on treatment and prevention, the book is an indispensable reference for family physicians who care for patients in rural and agricultural areas. The text stands out because it is both comprehensive and practice based.