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Book and Media Reviews
February 28, 2007

Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies

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Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Fishbein Fellow, JAMA.

JAMA. 2007;297(8):893-897. doi:10.1001/jama.297.8.894

In the era of the Internet and personal digital assistants (PDAs), many of us have noticed fewer textbooks in our offices and workplaces. In an academic emergency department, I rarely work a shift without a resident or student pulling out a PDA or searching a Web site for answers to medical questions. With more and more information readily accessible by these means, why would anyone buy a nearly 2000-page textbook? Perhaps Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies serves as an example of what a good reference text can provide.

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