Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Tadataka Yamada, David H. Alpers, Chung Owyang, Don W. Powell, and Fred E. Silverstein, one CD-ROM, requirements: Windows: Windows 3.1 or higher, 8MB RAM, 11MB free hard disk space; Macintosh: System 7.1 or higher, 8MB RAM, 8MB free hard disk space, $395, ISBN 0-397-58785-6, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott-Raven, 1997.
Gastroenterology: Electronic Reference and Review was my first introduction to a textbook in CD-ROM form. I found it easy to use, allowing me to browse through a major classic textbook and have a good time at it. With a printed brief introduction, no tutorial was needed. On-line help menus are especially advantageous for sophisticated searches and other comprehensive research tasks.
The contents are organized under four headings: the Textbook of Gastroenterology, Atlas of Gastroenterology, Textbook of Gastroenterology Self-Assessment Review, and Atlas of Gastroenterology Self-Assessment Guide. They can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate title icon.
GastroenterologyGastroenterology: Electronic Reference and Review. JAMA. 1998;279(9):716. doi:10.1001/jama.279.9.716-JBK0304-4-1