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Books, Journals, New Media
December 2, 1998

AnesthesiologyThe Lippincott-Raven Interactive Anesthesia Library on CD-ROM, version 2.0

Author Affiliations

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


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Paul Barash, editorial consultant, one CD-ROM, requirements: Macintosh: 68040 computer with 4MB RAM, 256 color graphics display, 3MB hard disk space, System 6.8 or higher; Windows: 80486, 33Mhz with 4MB RAM, 3MB hard disk space, MS-DOS 6.0 and Win 3.1 or later, 256 color graphics card and monitor, Sound Blaster compatible sound card and speakers, documentation: 26 pp user's guide, $395, $235 for current owners, ISBN 0-817-140-9, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott-Raven, 1997.

JAMA. 1998;280(21):1875. doi:10.1001/jama.280.21.1875-JBK1202-8-1

When I first heard that books were being produced on CD-ROM, I envisioned bland reproductions of text and figures that would be difficult to read and not very useful, except for the novelty of being on the computer. I have also been known to question the value of the CD-ROM, given its cost. Reviewing this product has changed my mind: the Lippincott-Raven Interactive Anesthesia Library goes well beyond my expectations, and I now use it almost exclusively with books gathering dust on the shelf.

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