Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Shaun Ruddy, Edward D. Harris, Jr, and Clement B. Sledge, one CD-ROM, for Windows 95/98/2000/NT 4.0 (with NT Service Pack 3), 200 MHz processor, 32 MB RAM, 30 MB hard disk space, Netscape 4.7 or Internet Explorer 5.0, Java enabled, QuickTime 4.0 or Power PC, 200 MHz processor, Mac OS 8.1, 48 MB RAM, 20 MB hard disk space, Netscape 4.7 with Java enabled; $299, ISBN 0-7216-9032-7, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders, 2001.
Earlier, I had the pleasure of reviewing the two-volume hardcover edition of this classic textbook.1 I said then that the frequent revision of the book and the rotation of new authors to write standard chapters, with the addition of new chapters on emerging concepts, make this set a formidable and up-to-date resource.
For those of us who did not grow up with computers, the heavy tomes are welcome, sitting on our shelves until we need to look something up, then propped up on the reading stand to reassure us that we are in the presence of authority. But now, the CD-ROM of the book has arrived, and it speaks the language of our fellows and residents in a format they find comfortable.
RheumatologyKelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, 6th ed, CD-ROM. JAMA. 2002;287(1):117-118. doi:10.1001/jama.287.1.117-JBK0102-4-1