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The rise of the ebook market has been phenomenal. Many market experts are saying that it will quickly replace traditional print books.
This of course applies to our medical education books. Kindle editions of all the First Aid series is now available and many others (Search Amazon for USMLE Kindle books for example).
So what do you think, what are your thought about this.

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I am still using print edition in my medical school but few days ago I went with a friend who's doing a residency.
Astonishingly, I found all the residents in that program carrying PDAs like BB, iPhone, iTouch, Windows devices, Palm, ...etc
I think the uptake of digital technology by doctors (usually intelligent people) has kicked off and it will never stop.
I imagine a few years ahead from and then if we come back to this thread we'll laugh at it because by then no body is using print editions.
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The problem is that when I read my medical book (in prep for exam), I want to scribble, draw picture, write my own mnemonics, arrows, underlining, coloring, circling, ...etc.
The eBook won't allow me to do so
I'll never switch to an electronic First Aid just to because it's nice
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The problem is that when I read my medical book (in prep for exam), I want to scribble, draw picture, write my own mnemonics, arrows, underlining, coloring, circling, ...etc.
The eBook won't allow me to do so
I'll never switch to an electronic First Aid just to because it's nice
That's why ebooks are not yet famous among medical students, but it is very famous for people reading stories and tales and newspapers.
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The problem is that when I read my medical book (in prep for exam), I want to scribble, draw picture, write my own mnemonics, arrows, underlining, coloring, circling, ...etc.
The eBook won't allow me to do so
I'll never switch to an electronic First Aid just to because it's nice
Many ebook readers allow you to add notes and highlight rows and columns ...
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I've been reading all my FA books on my iPhone
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