Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
Textbook of Primary Care Medicine, edited by John Noble, Harry L. Greene II, Wendy Levinson, Geoffrey A. Modest, Cynthia D. Mulrow, Joseph Scherger, and Mark J. Young, 3rd ed, 1963 pp, with illus, $110, ISBN 0-323-00828-3, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 2001.
Textbook of Primary Care Medicine, CD-ROM, edited by John Noble, Harry L. Greene II, Wendy Levinson, Geoffrey A. Modest, Cynthia D. Mulrow, Joseph Scherger, and Mark J. Young, 3rd ed, one CD-ROM for Windows 95/98/NT 4.0 or higher, 16 MB RAM (32 MB recommended), Pentium 166 MHz or faster processor, 30 MB hard disk space, 640x480 monitor resolution (800x600 or higher recommended) CD-ROM drive, $125, ISBN 0-323-00833-X, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 2001.
Primary Care Medicine: Office Evaluation and Management of the Adult Patient, edited by Allan H. Goroll and Albert G. Mulley, Jr, 4th ed, 1344 pp, $69.95, ISBN 0-7817-1248-3, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000.
Primary care clinicians will find Noble's Textbook of Primary Care Medicine a valuable addition to their personal medical libraries. Written by experts throughout the United States, the book addresses the practical, hands-on needs of clinicians wanting to improve their medical skills and knowledge. Although it would be useful for students and residents, the book focuses primarily on issues faced by experienced and busy practitioners. The book also has a companion CD-ROM. The sophistication of the book is evidence of its maturity and growth into a third edition, whereas the CD-ROM displays a surprising degree of amateurism. So, skip the CD-ROM, but strongly consider buying the book.
Primary CareTextbook of Primary Care Medicine Textbook of Primary Care Medicine, CD-ROM Primary Care Medicine: Office Evaluation and Management of the Adult Patient. JAMA. 2002;287(23):3148-3149. doi:10.1001/jama.287.23.3148-JBK0619-4-1