Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Fishbein Fellow, JAMA.
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.
Rusyniak DE. Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies. JAMA. 2007;297(8):893-897. doi:10.1001/jama.297.8.894