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Books, Journals, New Media
May 22/29, 2002

Respiratory MedicineTextbook of Respiratory Medicine CD-ROM

Author Affiliations

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


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edited by John F. Murray and Jay A. Nadel, 3rd ed, one CD-ROM, for Windows 95/98/2000/NT, 200 MHz processor or higher, 32 MB RAM, 30 MB hard disk space, Netscape 4.7 or higher with Java settings enabled or Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher with Java settings enabled or PowerPC, 200 MHz, OS 8.1, 30 MB RAM, 20 MB hard disk space, Netscape 4.7 or higher with Java settings enabled; $325, ISBN 0-7216-9252-4, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders, 2001.

JAMA. 2002;287(20):2720. doi:10.1001/jama.287.20.2720-JBK0522-5-1

Although one should not judge a book by its cover, the contents of Textbook of Respiratory Medicine CD-ROM, edited by Murray and Nadel, have already been prejudged,1 making content review unnecessary. The CD version of this well respected text represents a new dimension in access to textbook information. As I recall, my previous review of the third textbook edition suggested that a CD version would be a welcome. Now that we have it, what does it offer?

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