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Medical Resource Software

Software resources including medical encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Published: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 17:06:14 -0400

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Mosby's Medical Encyclopedia

Sat, 20 Aug 2005 17:06:14 GMT

Mosby's is one of the biggest names in American medical reference. For 75 years flu victims in Fresno, syphilitics in Seattle, plague carriers in Peoria, and hypochondriacs in Hackensack have been checking its authoritative pages for the right terms, drugs, and treatments to go with their conditions. And now it's been made even easier to scope out your symptoms with the one-disc Mosby's Medical Encyclopedia CD-ROM, containing just about all there is to know in the field of contemporary medical expertise.

The format is admirably clear. A column on the left of the screen indicates the various available sources on the disc. Click on each to access the subsection you want. Most useful is perhaps the encyclopedia itself, which gives plain, lucid, informative definitions of some 20,000 medically related terms. Below the encyclopedia is a very handy drug guide, affording the scientific background and uses of multifarious pills, medicines, and remedies, from ibuprofen to Intaferon, temazepam to Tixylix. Equally interesting is the human atlas, which diagrammatically maps nervous, lymphatic, muscular, and digestive systems, amongst others. The on-disc Internet guide, which links you to pertinent Web sites and apposite net addresses, is pretty cool too.

In fact, there's so much information here it might prove slightly overwhelming for the layman, and in some ways the CD-ROM is aimed as much at professional users as the needy family or inquisitive individual. But for those willing to swallow the odd technical term, it's still pretty hard to think of a better single-disc medical dictionary on the CD-ROM market. --Sean Thomas

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Instant Home Medical Advisor 2 CD-ROM Set (Jewel Case)

Sat, 20 Aug 2005 17:06:14 GMT

The Instant Home Medical Advisor is a complete resource to help you and your loved ones effectively handle a health problem. Covering everything from a common cold to more severe diseases and medical conditions, this two-CD-ROM set provides tried and proven medical explanations and advice. The first software program included in this collection is the bestselling Merck Manual of Medical Information, Home Edition. It is written in everyday English for clear and quick comprehension. And, with more than 1,200 medical conditions covered, this CD-ROM is an invaluable home reference tool for all individuals and families that need an easy-to-use health resource guide.

The set also includes the Family Medical Encyclopedia CD-ROM. As a medical encyclopedia, the numerous entries contain a wealth of information on both orthodox and natural medicine. Subjects covered include diseases, common ailments, drugs, and even psychological disorders with the latest information from the American Psychiatric Association. The software also includes profiles for children, teens, and adults that touch on sensitive subjects such as drug abuse and rape.

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