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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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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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