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McGraw-Hill, Merck & Co. Launch Medical Information CD

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McGraw-Hill, Merck & Co. Launch Medical Information CD

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The McGraw-Hill Companies, a global information provider, and Merck, a pharmaceutical company, have announced the release of The Merck Manual of Medical Information--Home Edition in a CD-ROM format. The Home Edition CD-ROM, which, according to the announcement, is the perfect resource for answering hundreds of day-to-day health questions, is available for a retail price of $39.95.

In a consumer-friendly, easy-to-use format, the Home Edition CD-ROM provides more medical information at the user's fingertips than any other consumer health reference available today, according to the announcement. Based on the best-selling print edition, which has sold over 1 million copies to date, the Home Edition CD-ROM features the same authoritative, up-to-date information on more than 1,200 medical conditions in clear, everyday language. The multimedia CD-ROM features such enhancements as additional photographs, multimedia animations and videos, and over 1,800 audio pronunciations of medical terms. Also included are links to related Web sites that give the user new options to explore health-related questions. …

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