Medicine And Books

OTOROM: Interactive Middle Ear Pathology and Surgical Procedures

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7095.1701 (Published 07 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1701
  1. Iain R C Swan, senior lecturer
  1. Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow

    Robert Vincent / Heinemann, £75 / ISBN 0 7506 3063 9

    Do surgical textbooks have a future? Like traditional encyclopaedias, they now face competition from multimedia packages containing sound and video clips in addition to text and still pictures. Unlike a book, the reader does not have to switch constantly between text and pictures–on CD ROM, you listen to the description while you look at pictures or watch a video. CDs can also contain many more colour pictures than it is economically reasonable to print in a book.

    OTOROM is an …

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