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Books, Journals, New Media
February 18, 1998

Infectious DiseaseCD-Atlas of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS

Author Affiliations
 

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media

 

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edited by Stephen A. Morse, Adele A. Moreland, King K. Holmes, and Patrick K. Taylor, one CD-ROM, requirements: Macintosh: Power Mac or 68040, 8MB RAM, system 7.0 or above, double-speed or faster CD-ROM drive, 4MB free hard disk space; PC: minimum 66mhz 486dX2, double-speed or faster CD-ROM drive, SVGA display, Windows 3.x or Windows 95, 4MB free hard disk space, 8MB RAM; documentation: 9 pp user's guide, $205, ISBN 0-7234-2486-1, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1997.

JAMA. 1998;279(7):556-557. doi:10.1001/jama.279.7.556-JBK0218-3-1

In looking at any medical CD-ROM, one should ask, "Why is this book in a CD format? Advantages a CD offers are multimedia presentation of information, massive information storage in a small space, and hyperlinks and rapid search features. For instance, Scientific American Medicine on CD-ROM allows one quickly to pursue a topic through thousands of pages of clearly written text. The Oxford Dictionary of the English Language fits over 20 volumes onto one shiny disk and transforms a $3000 charge to a recent sale price of $395.

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