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April 16, 1997

Emergency Medicine Plus: CD-ROM Adaptation of Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide

Author Affiliations

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Cincinnati, Ohio

JAMA. 1997;277(15):1249-1250. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03540390079045

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The modern world is divided into Mac people and IBM people, and I am one of the former. Previously, I was a FORTRAN person, and I approached computers as I would a rabid dog—only if I had no other choice. The user-friendly computers currently available make computers not only facile but fun, as witnessed by the billions of dollars and millions of hours annually spent on computer games. Not to be computer literate is to be left behind in the information age.

The software reviewed here is compatible with Macintosh computers with system 7.0 or higher. The IBM version will run with Windows 95. There is also a network version available, which could be used to connect multiple stations in a hospital or office, a big advantage over standard textbooks. Another advantage is the inclusion of a toll-free number and Internet address for technical assistance with the program.


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