Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
Royal College of Physicians and the Royal Society of Medicine, CD-ROM, minimum requirements: 486 DX 66Mhz processor, 16MB RAM, Windows 3.1, SVGA color graphics card, 13 MB hard disk space, quad speed CD drive (MPC compliant), sound card; £95, ISBN 1-83515-336-2; London, England, The Royal Society of Medicine Press/GlaxoWellcome, 1998 (to order: Hoddle, Doyle, Meadows Ltd Station Road, Linton, Cambs, CB1 6UX, UK; see also http://www.roysocmed.ac.uk).
For many physicians, the chance to update one's knowledge using new and potentially more exciting media opportunities is hard to pass up. I approached this interactive, case-based CD-ROM with great enthusiasm and was generally rewarded with the promised "innovative learning experience."
Essentials in Gastroenterology I: Peptic Ulcer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease is part of the series of interactive, case-based multimedia computer programs produced by the British Royal College of Physicians and the Royal Society of Medicine. Financial sponsorship was provided through an educational grant from GlaxoWellcome (which produces at least two of the medications recommended in the case studies).
GastroenterologyMultimedia Medicine: Essentials in Gastroenterology 1: Peptic Ulcer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease. JAMA. 1999;281(2):194-195. doi:10.1001/jama.281.2.194-JBK0113-6-1