Wednesday, 01 July 2015 11:25

Top Home Medical Reference Book is Online and Free

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook is only online now and it's free.

It's Digital Only Now

The world's best-selling home medical reference book, Merck Manual Home Health Handbook, is available online in full-text. In fact, it’s not even being printed anymore. The Merck Manual website is the manual.

We are continually updating our content and publishing it online as soon as it is ready, so we make no distinction among “editions.” Robert S. Porter, MD, Editor-in-Chief, The Merck Manuals

There are many positives to having a good collection of print reference books in your home library, but what’s great about digital are the real-time updates and all the extras that you can’t get from a paper version. The new Merck Manual is an interactive, electronically searchable, hyperlinked multimedia website with quizzes, self-assessment tools, videos and more. You can use an autosuggest search box, browse by topic or symptom, and find a range of reference resources for things such as first aid, drugs, healthy living, and medical terminology. There are special sections for men’s, women’s, and older people’s health issues. This is a site that you can go to for a knowledgeable opinion on the latest health reports in the news where Merck says, “experts from the various medical specialties will let consumers know how worried they should really be by the latest media scare story”.

More about the Website The digital manual uses responsive web design so that you can view the website on any device. Watch this quick video for an overview of the website and learn how to get the most out of the ad free Merck Manual Home Health Handbook. The Online Merck Manual Home Health Handbook {source}


Resources and Medical Calculators

As an authoritative medical resource for consumers, this manual, as described by Merck, provides “information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language.” Make sure to look at all the information and medical calculators that are available under “Resources” on the main menu. Here, you will find The One Page Merck Manual of Health, the simple truths for healthy living on one short page. You will also find all the self-assessment tools including: