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Books, Journals, New Media
September 26, 2001

PediatricsNelson Textbook of Pediatrics CD-ROM

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by Richard E. Behrman, Robert M. Kliegman, and Hal B. Jenson, 16th ed, CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh, Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 2000, or NT, 200 MHz processor or higher, color monitor with SVGA (640 x 480 resolution, 256 colors or better), 32 MB of RAM, 20 MB of hard disk space, 2x CD-ROM drive or faster, sound card, $110, ISBN 0-7216-9199-4, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders, 2001.

JAMA. 2001;286(12):1516. doi:10.1001/jama.286.12.1516-JBK0926-5-1

I welcomed the opportunity to review the CD-ROM version of Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics because I am of a precomputer generation of physicians, and the review task challenged my nascent knowledge of the new informatics. Since I have reviewed the printed edition of this text in these pages before,1 I will evaluate here only the new format.

It took me less than an hour to install the software in my Windows system. When I encountered one difficult problem, I got a quick solution through the 800 telephone help line provided.

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