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April 2, 1997

Pathology

Author Affiliations

Rutland Regional Medical Center Rutland, Vt

 

ver 1.1, by Alan Stevens and James Lowe, 1 CD-ROM, requirements: MPCII, 8MB RAM, 640x480 monitor, Windows 3.1 or later, 16 bit color preferable for display; documentation: 7-pp user's guide, $59.95, ISBN 0-7234-2740-2, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1996.

JAMA. 1997;277(13):1084-1085. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03540370074047

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Abstract

Pathology version 1.1 for Windows is based on the textbook Pathology, by Alan Stevens and James Lowe. The textbook is suitable for students at the basic science level (first- or second-year medical students). The CD-ROM may be used with the textbook, since pagination and figure references are coordinated.

The installation process is straightforward. The buttons, however, are small and therefore hard to click on. The font size is about 10 points, difficult for myopic pathologists. The credit screen includes at least 40 contributors. No help screen was available in my copy.

The main screen photograph of the textbook cover features circulating red and white blood cells to give an immediate flavor for media interactivity. Four small (I mean small) buttons are present at the bottom of the screen: (1) a "flick book" introductory button allows a preview of three approximately 3-minute navigational films, including a description of use of the

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