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Doc Approved: Textbook Apps for Quick Reference

Castro, Harvey MD

doi: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000388452.44165.95
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Oxford American Handbook of Emergency Medicine ($59.99)

The Oxford American Handbook of Emergency Medicine focuses on the most often encountered diagnoses, and offers up-to-date information on examinations, investigations, common procedures, and inpatient care. The information in this book is an excellent resource for emergency physicians.

The table of contents, bulleted text, and quick reference tabs are useful, and load quickly. The app works on the iPhone and iPad. application within the app. Therefore if you purchase it you can use it on your iPad as well.

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Harrison's Manual of Medicine ($59.99)

Another app created by MedHand, Harrison's Manual of Medicine is an internal medicine text with an interface similar to the Oxford handbook. It's also available for the iPhone and iPad, but easier to read on the larger device. The app is also offered by Lexi-Comp for $74.99 and Skyscape for $59.99, and these interfaces allow you to store all the companies' programs under one app. If you are reading about a particular topic and own more than one ebook, the app will allow you to cross reference. The Medhand ebook edition for Harrison's is easy to use, and good to have as a second reference.

Dr. Castro is an emergency physician, the CEO of Deep Pocket Series (, and the creator of several iPhone apps, including IV MEDS, Stroke Scale, A Shockable Ringtone, Drug Seeker, and 1st Follow Up.

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