Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor:
Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA;
Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia,
Virginia Commonwealth University.
Sabiston Textbook of Surgery has a new look
since the 16th edition, published three years ago.1 The
surrealistic cover design introduces a new interior color-scheme that highlights
pages, color-codes the sections of the book, and greatly embellishes the illustrations.
The accompanying CD-ROM, an incredible feature, contains every figure,
table, and photograph in the text and permits ready insertion of them into
a PowerPoint presentation. Recently, I noticed at the weekly surgical resident-staff
conference slides accompanying patient presentations with the notice “Elsevier
copyright 2004” from the Sabiston CD-ROM. I
spent a couple of enjoyable hours that afternoon experimenting with the search
procedures and developing my own PowerPoint presentations on various clinical
and basic science topics. The CD is an extraordinary plus for the resident
or attending physician preparing a lecture or seeking visual aids for presenting
a patient at conference.
Cotlar AM. Surgery. JAMA. 2004;292(24):3032-3038. doi:10.1001/jama.292.24.3032-a