The American Academy of Pediatrics has just released the latest 28th edition of the most trusted infectious disease reference, The Red Book 2009.
Concomitantly, it was released from Unbound Medicine for the mobile platforms.
For iPhone/iPod Touch version play this video;
And this time with landscape support;
For the Windows Mobile version play this video;
Unbound Medicine’s Red Book is also compatible with all other platforms including Palm (but not Palm Pre), Blackberry, and even Android.
The AAP book store is offering the same Unbound Medicine Red Book and interestingly at a higher price for non-members!
Skyscape’s and other developers versions will be available in the near future as per the AAP.
Although not as rich as the AAP’s Red Book online, the UM’s web version of the Red Book is offered for free when we subscribe to any of the mobile platforms and so we can access it offline on the handheld and also online on the desktop and wirelessly.
The Red Book is undoubtedly a must-have reference for any pediatrician and we should all upgrade to this latest version, by the way UM provide free upgrade if you’ve been a valid subscriber of the previous version.
It can better
UM’s Red Book is great but still there’s room for improvements;
- Wish to see images included.
- Wish to see search history.
- More linking to external resources.
- A “what’s new” section would be great.
Also some problems were found in this first iPhone version;
- There’s a bug in which the home page does not tilt to landscape only after switching to landscape from within the contents.
- Some links are broken and others are dead as seen here;
However, since this is the first release we expect to see fixes in the near future.
Some useful links
- Check the latest results of the Best Infectious Disease Apps Poll.
- Download the UM’s Red book for $99.95 directly from Unbound Medicine here.
- The print edition and an online access package can also be purchased for $275 from Amazon here.