Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

Reviews About Old Software on CD-ROM from the 1990’s

Virtual Body, The February 27, 2009

Health & Anatomy

The Virtual Body

Kids (10 & up) are the intended audience for The Virtual Body (IVI Publishing). This program is based on a Time-Life book, but it feels more like a textbook (more…)

 

PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs, Third Edition, The January 13, 2009

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The PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs, Third Edition

A poor drug reference is The PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs, Third Edition (Medical Economics Company), which displays a stunning lack of effort at just about every level (more…)

 

Human Body, The December 30, 2008

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Health & Anatomy

The Human Body

Anatomy is the focus of The Human Body (E.M.M.E.), but it pales in comparison to the A.D.A.M. Software titles. The layer upon layer, peel-away feature of those programs adds such a vivid dimension to the subject that it’s hard to return to a more restrained reference work (more…)

 

Doctors Book of Home Remedies, The: The Premier Edition December 29, 2008

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The Doctors Book of Home Remedies: The Premier Edition

The Doctors Book of Home Remedies: The Premier Edition (Compton’s New Media) is a CD-ROM that knows its place. While it’s not the most comprehensive health title available, it offers a wealth of useful information (more…)

 

Family Doctor, The: Third Edition December 25, 2008

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The Family Doctor, Third Edition

The Family Doctor, Third Edition (Creative Multimedia), is authored by the syndicated columnist Dr. Allan Bruckheim, and some of the content, such as the Q&A section, clearly comes from his columns (more…)

 

Herbalist, The November 26, 2008

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The Herbalist

For a real change of pace, we looked at The Herbalist (Hopkins Technology). Billed as a “mini-encyclopedia of herbalism,” this title lives up to the advertisement (more…)

 

Family Doctor, 4th Edition, The

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The Family Doctor, 4th Edition

There is a certain sameness to these medical programs: lots of data on medications and symptoms, convenient record-keeping systems, and numerous airtight disclaimers (more…)