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May 1, 1996

AnesthesiaGUIDE: HyperText Tool for Reference and Review

Author Affiliations

Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford, Calif


by Allen G. Gruber, one 3.5-in disk with 12-page booklet, requirements: Macintosh computer, System at least 7.0.1, Apple monitor recommended, hard disk space 2.5 MB, at least 5 MB RAM, color operation 1.5 MB free RAM, black-and-white operation 1.1 MB free RAM, printer; Allen G. Gruber, PO Box 5189, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-5189; 1995.

JAMA. 1996;275(17):1367. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03530410081043

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


It was with mixed feelings that I sat down to review Dr Allen Gruber's AnesthesiaGUIDE. I should state at the outset that this had nothing to do with Dr Gruber's fine piece of work, but everything to do with the fact that the review was not to be the more usual medical text but, horror of horrors, a dreaded piece of Software. Is it possible to teach an old dog new tricks? How easy will it be to use? Will my coworkers be in suppressed states of hysteria as they watch me at the keyboard?

A kindly colleague showed me how to insert and install the AnesthesiaGUIDE, and I was away and in charge. So far, so good. The author's kindly advice about attending a beginners class in computer literacy was happily not required for this navigator.

What is AnesthesiaGUIDE? It is a hypertext tool to be used for reference