Mosby's Medical Encyclopedia CD-ROM
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(c) (2003) Mosby-Year Book, Inc.
Throughout my internet travels it is rare that I find a resource that not
only is a definitive resource on a certain topic or a solid tool which can
be used to solve problems. The best resources I've found tend to be those
which, for whatever reason, have fallen by the wayside never to receive the
critically acclaimed recognition deserved. It is rarer still to find that
such a title or resource is still out there but is hidden away until it is
discovered by someone to be a great product yet no real publicity to alert
anyone to its presence.
Mosby's Medical Encyclopedia is one such resource: Packed with a lot
of in-depth information, an excellent user interface with solid coding to
back it up, and many more features which go beyond the marketing category
of "Reference Tool" it is nowhere to be seen within the "mainstream". That's
unfortunate because there is plenty on this disc which makes it a mandatory
addition to any knowledge-savvy user's library.
The is the be-all and end all of medical resources. From medication information
right on down to contraindications, to diseases and various resource lists
and self-help videos, there is plenty for the novice who really doesn't know
where to begin. For experts there are plenty of links and very detailed
descriptions of anything related to medicine. From the blurb:
"The most complete home health reference program you can buy! Packed with
essential information for today's health conscious user, Mosby's Medical
Encyclopedia combines nearly 22,000 medical definitions with t thousands
of charts, illustrations, audio pronunciations, and full motion videos. Using
clear, easy-to-understand language, Mosby's Medical Encyclopedia
provides valuable information on a wide range of health-care topics,
including leading health problems and treatments, pregnancy, pediatrics,
and prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Explore the latest medical
procedures, and check the pronunciation of more than 4,000 medical terms.
A full color atlas of human anatomy provides an overview of all major body
systems. Reviewed by over 100 specialists for accuracy and completeness,
Mosby's Medical Encyclopedia represents the combined expertise of
the world's leading medical professionals."
The disc is rounded out by having the full editions of Webster's New World
Dictionary (3rd College Edition) and its Thesaurus integrated into the program
along with a text editor. Not only does the user not need a standalone
dictionary/thesaurus to look up words or difficult terminology within the
main content of this disc but, when combined with the built-in Journal (a
rudimentary word processor which can also save in .RTF as well as standard
ASCII plaintext), the user can do most of their research and note taking
within the program itself before shelling out to a more robust word processor.
The dictionary/thesaurus is a great addition and adds immense value to a
Just for all of this functionality and information at a very inexpensive
price how can one pass this up? At The ARID Site I use this title
to explore various ideas in medicine and assist in debunking the disease
mythology surrounding what is known as the American addiction treatment tragedy.
The dictionary/thesaurus alone is worth the money. Best of all is that it
works great with XP. It's a solid and well-designed program.
Pick up a few copies and give a few to your friends. It's that good.
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Last updated 2005/03/16