July 1, 2018 (Vol. 38, No. 13)
Strong Points: Enormous amount of information, well organized
Weak Points: None
The Merck Manual – Professional Version is an excellent resource for medical professionals. The app includes an extensive list of medical topics, ranging from clinical pharmacology to gastrointestinal disorders. Each topic includes additional information about different types of disorders, including their general description, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. The app also contains an enormous list of clinical calculators, which allow users to calculate Bayesian statistics, mean vascular pressure, cardiac output, and everything in between. There are also a variety of resources, including information about normal lab values for a range of metrics, and case studies and quizzes. The Merck Manual is an astoundingly comprehensive resource for clinical practice and is a great tool for clinicians or anyone taking an interest in their health.