I have authored a number of articles on back country topics in both technical publications and works designed for the general public.  These links will take you to pdf files with the respective articles. You will need Adobe Acrobat to read them. Use your browser’s back button to return to this site after reading or downloading the articles.

Technical Publications

High Fecal Hand Contamination Among Wilderness Hikers
D. Kellogg, P.Rosenbaum, D. Kiska, S. Riddell, T. Welch, J. Shaw, (2012). American Journal of Infection Control. 40:893-895.

Giardiasis as a Threat to Backpackers in the United States
Thomas R. Welch, MD., & Timothy P. Welch, (1999). Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 6, 162-166.

Climbing Harness Fit in Kidney Transplant Recipients
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (1995). Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 10, 3-5.

Sudden Unexpected Death on Challenge Courses
Thomas R. Welch, MD., & Robert Ryan, (2002). Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 13. 140-142.

Evidence-Based Medicine in the Wilderness: The Safety of Backcountry Water
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2004). Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 15. 235-237.

Wilderness First Aid: Is there an “Industy Standard”?
Thomas R. Welch, MD., Kent Clement, PhD., Dene Berman, PhD. (2009). Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 20. 113-177.

“Adirondoc” Columns

The following articles come from a column, “AdironDoc” which I write regularly for Adirondac, the magazine of the Adirondack Mountain Club.

Time to start packing Epipens?
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2017, September/October). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Environment, General First Aid

Snifflin’, Sneezin’, and Snortin’
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2017, July/August). Adirondac.
Topic(s): General First Aid, Skin

Cleaning Cuts
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2017, May/June). Adirondac.
Topic(s): General First Aid

Swimmer’s Ear
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2017, March/April). Adirondac.
Topic(s): General First Aid, Head & Neck, Water

Head Bonks
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2017, January/February). Adirondac.
Topic(s): General First Aid, Head & Neck

Shoulders
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2016, November/December). Adirondac.
Topic(s): General First Aid, Orthopedics

Bellyaches
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2016, September/October). Adirondac.
Topic(s): General First Aid

Healing the Heel
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2016, July/August). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Foot

The Dark Side of Mosquitoes
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2016, May/June). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Insects & Spiders

Cruisin’ Down the River
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2016, March/April). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Hygiene

Too Much of a Good Thing
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2016, January/February). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Diet & Nutrition

Bloody Noses and What To Do About Them
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2015, September/October). Adirondac.
Topic(s): General First Aid

Do Spiders “Bite”?
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2015, July/August). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Insects & Spiders

Blisters
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2015, May/June). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Skin

Skin Infection: from trivial to fatal
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2015, March/April). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Skin

Abraham Colles and his fracture
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2015, January/February). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Foot, Orthopedics

Lyme Disease Update 2014
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2014, September/October). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Insects & Spiders

Drowning: A neglected outdoor threat
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2014, July/August). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Environmental Injuries

Barefoot Hiking
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2014, May/June). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Foot

Poison by Food
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2014, March/ April). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Diet & Nutrition

Wilderness CPR
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2014, January/February). Adirondac.
Topic(s): General First Aid

Duck Itch: A Gift from the Water
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2013, September/October). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Environment, Skin

Lightning Strikes Again
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2013, July/August). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Environment

Hantavirus: Yet another worry in the Adirondacks?
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2013, May/June). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Insects & Spiders

Teeth and Treks
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2013, March/April). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Head & Neck

BackPacker’s Pain
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2013, January/February). Adirondac.
Topic(s): General First Aid

Energy from a Bottle
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2012, November/December). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Diet & Nutrition

Open wide and say “Ah” Physical Exams For Wilderness Trekking
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2012, September/October). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Readiness

Hygiene on the Trail
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2012, July/August). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Hygiene

The Ultimate Backcountry Mishap
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2012, May/June). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Foot, Skin

Breathless on the Peaks: Asthma in the Backcountry
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2012, March/April). Adirondac.
Topic(s): General First Aid

Pills for Pain
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2011, November/December). Adirondac.
Topic(s): General First Aid

Recommended Wilderness First Aid Reading
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2011, November/December). Adirondac.
Topic(s): General First Aid

Backcountry Eye Mishaps
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2011, September/October). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Head & Neck

Ticked Off
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2011, July/August). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Insects & Spiders

Fitness and Health in the Canoe
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2011, May/June). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Readiness

Self Maintenance in the Field
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2011, May/June). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Readiness

Babes in the Woods
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2002, May/June). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Readiness

High on the Hills
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2002, March/April). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Environmental Injuries, General First Aid

Of Swelling and Tingling
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2002, January/February). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Orthopedics

Serpents in the Garden
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2001, September/October). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Environmental Injuries, General First Aid

The Greatest Health Risk in the Outdoors
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2001, May/June). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Environment

“Shots” for Hikers
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2001, March/April). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Readiness

Jack Frost Nipping at Your…
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2001, January/February). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Environmental Injuries, General First Aid

Boo-Boos on the Trail
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2000, November/December). Adirondac.
Topic(s): General First Aid

Ankle Sprains: The Hiker’s Achilles Heel
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2000, September/October). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Foot, General First Aid

The Agony of de Feet
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2000, July/August). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Foot

Don’t be Bugged by Bugs
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2000, May/June). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Insects & Spiders

Rethinking Hypothermia: So Much More Than Temperature
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2000, March/April). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Environment

“Most Likely” Mishaps
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2000, January/February). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Readiness

Healthy Eating on the Trail
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (1999, November/December). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Diet & Nutrition

Not Tonight, Dear, I’ve Got a Headache!
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (1999, September/October). Adirondac.
Topic(s): General First Aid

Take Two Aspirin…Medications for Backpacking
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (1999, June/July). Adirondac.
Topic(s): General First Aid

Trip Preparation: Gear, Food, Quads…
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (1999, May/June). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Readiness

SAM Splint: Product Review
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (1999, March/April). Adirondac.
Topic(s): General First Aid

In Praise of Soap
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (1999, January/February). Adirondac.
Topic(s): Hygiene

General Publications

Woof(er), Woof(er): The Wilderness First Responder Dog and Pony Show
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2012, May/June). Controversial Issues in Adventure Programming. 204 – 209.

Hey, the water’s fine!
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2009, May/June). Adirondack Explorer - Viewpoints, 45.

‘Never Give up on a Scout’
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (1999, September). Scouting.

Hydrophobia in the Adirondacks
Thomas Welch, MD., & Michael J. Parker, MD. (1998, June) Adirondac, 16-18.

Hazards in the High Peaks
Thomas R. Welch, MD., & Timothy P. Welch, MD. (1997, July/August). Adirondac, 22-24.

Stops short of all 46
Thomas R. Welch, MD.

A Selection of Published Profiles

Still at the Helm
David Figura/The Post-Standard – Outdoors, (2009, June 12).

M.D. vs Wild: An interview with the “AdironDoc”
Aaron Gifford/CNY 55 Plus, (2017, April 3).

Dr. Tom Welch
The Good Life Central New York, (2007, September/October, p. 57).

A New Pediatrics Chair
Denise Owen Harrigan for SUNY Upstate Medical University Outlook (2001-2002, Winter). 14-15.

Pediatrician Leads Wilderness Trips
Patti Groop for Glens Falls Business Journal (2001, January). 16.