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
Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.
GIDEON: The Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology
Network is a superbly designed expert system created to help physicians
diagnose any infectious disease (337 recognized) in any country of the world
(224 included). The program was created and has been progressively refined
over more than a decade by a talented group of Americans, Canadians, and Israelis. GIDEON is now available in Internet and CD-ROM versions,
under an individual or institutional license, each including updates. This
diagnostic system is remarkable for its ease of use, breadth of scope, and
depth of information. It is as practical a program as one could hope for.
Felitti VJ. Infectious Disease. JAMA. 2005;293(13):1671-1676. doi:10.1001/jama.293.13.1674-b