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Books, Journals, New Media
November 18, 1998

GynecologyComprehensive Gynecology and Review

Author Affiliations

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


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edited by Daniel R. Mishell, Jr, Morton A. Stenchever, William Droegemueller, and Arthur L. Herbst, includes Comprehensive Gynecology, 3rd ed, edited by Frank W. Ling, Louis A. Vontver, Roger P. Smith, and Sharon T. Phelan, one CD-ROM, requirements: 16MB RAM, 20MB free hard-disk space, 2x or more CD drive, 640x480 monitor, 28.8 or faster modem; Macintosh: System 7.5 or newer, Windows: 486 or Pentium PC with Win 95, NT or 3.1; documentation 13 pp user's guide, $139.95, ISBN 0-8151-9641-5, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1998.

JAMA. 1998;280(19):1718-1719. doi:10.1001/jama.280.19.1718-JBK1118-7-1

I must admit at the outset that I am not a computer maven. I do own a computer and can run relatively simple programs without too much trouble. It was a pleasure to review Comprehensive Gynecology and Comprehensive Gynecology Review on CD-ROM. As with the book, the text is well organized, clear, and an excellent source of information.

It is easy to either review entire chapters, as in the book, or to pull up a specific subject by typing the topic in the appropriate Find space. This obviates going through an index to locate information on a topic. As an example, typing in "menopause" and "management" brought up all the appropriate text dealing with the management of the menopause.

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