One of the world’s most authoritative medical texts for consumers, The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook, has now been released for the iPhone. The software has been developed by Merck in collaboration with Agile Partners, a software development company.
From the product page:
New York Times Bestseller
This application is based on the New York Times bestseller that has sold over 4 million copies worldwide. The Home Edition features contributions from more than 300 independent physicians, all experts in their fields.
“Must-Have” Medical Reference
Put the trusted medical reference always at your fingertips … while on the soccer field, a family vacation, a business trip abroad or getting ready to see a physician. The app has an easy-to-use interface for finding the right information quickly.
Trusted, Comprehensive and Understandable
Written in everyday language, the Home Edition is based on the professional version of The Merck Manual which has been trusted by doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals for over a century.
Designed for the iPhone & iPod touch
Designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch, the application is essential for everyone who needs to communicate effectively with a healthcare professional, understand a medical condition or learn more about medical terms, procedures and tests. An ‘Emergencies and Injuries’ section is accessible directly from the home screen.
For On-the-Go Consumers of Health Information
Key features of the application enable users to access the trusted content of the Home Edition anywhere (no Internet connection needed), use the full index, email a link to any topic, resize the text for easy reading, perform full text searches and bookmark favorite topics.