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Books, Journals, New Media
August 25, 2004

Infectious Diseases

Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(8):982-983. doi:10.1001/jama.292.8.982

Six years ago, when I reviewed the second edition of Gorbach, Bartlett, and Blacklow's Infectious Diseases (in JAMA August 12, 1998), I stated that it was a "beauty," an excellent reference resource, and "a must for any medical library." Compared with other textbooks in the field available at the time, Infectious Diseases had the advantages of being the most current and reasonably priced. Since 1998, revisions and new issues of other textbooks and CD-ROM references have been published, making it difficult for prospective purchasers to determine which to select. Now, after release of this new edition of Infectious Diseases, the decision becomes a bit easier. Gorbach, Bartlett, and Blacklow have again provided a reference that is detailed yet pleasantly readable.