McGraw-Hill Professional and Modality Bring Zollinger's Atlas of Surgical Operations to Apple iPhone(R) and iPod(R) touch

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 General News
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NEW YORK and DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 15 McGraw-HillProfessional, a leading global provider of information resources for thescientific and medical communities, has partnered with Modality, the leader intransforming premium learning content for iPods and iPhones, to bringZollinger's Atlas of Surgical Operations to the iPhone and iPod touch. Theclassic and still foremost general surgery atlas, Zollinger's offers step-by-step details for abdominal, gastrointestinal, vascular, andhepatopancreaticobiliary operations. This innovative surgical referenceapplication for the iPhone and iPod touch is designed to provide busy medicalstudents, residents, and surgeons with instant mobile access to the knowledgethey need.

Based on the renowned Eighth Edition, Zollinger's iPhone applicationsallow users to access step-by-step instructions and superb line drawings fordozens of general surgery procedures. Many procedures also include fullynarrated and chapterized animations adapted from McGraw-Hill's AccessSurgery,an online surgical education resource, that outline each step from Indicationsand Preoperative Preparation through Closure and Postoperative Care. With theintuitive iPhone interface, users can navigate through detailed images withthe flick of a finger, pinch to zoom, and tap to read easy-to-followinstructions for each procedure.

"Since 1939, surgeons have turned to Zollinger's for concise proceduralinstructions paired with a clear visual guide," says Scott Grillo, medicalpublisher, McGraw-Hill Professional. "Zollinger's for the iPhone advances thatlegacy of editorial excellence by adopting the latest technology for teachingand learning."

"The iPhone is an ideal platform for mobile learning and reference,particularly in medical education and practice," says S. Mark Williams, Ph.D.,CEO of Modality. "Zollinger's Atlas of Surgical Operations demonstrates theiPhone's value as a professional-grade learning and reference tool, providingessential, trusted information to students, residents, and practicingphysicians."

The first two Zollinger's applications, covering upper gastrointestinaland colorectal procedures, are available for $34.99 through the Apple AppStore. The products are compatible with both the iPhone and the iPod Touch anddo not require a network connection. The applications will be periodicallyupdated with new surgical animations. Three additional Zollinger'sapplications are scheduled for release later in 2008.

About AccessSurgery

McGraw-Hill's AccessSurgery is an integrated online resource that providesmedical students, surgical residents, and practicing surgeons with quickanswers to surgical inquiries from trusted sources. Organized around a corecurriculum, AccessSurgery delivers content in context, with access to leadingsurgical references -- including Zollinger's Atlas of Surgical Operations, 8e-- narrated, and chapterized surgical videos and animations, as well asinteractive board review. A cutting-edge functionality, the Custom Curriculumenables program directors to create, track, and report usage of surgicalrotations online. More information on this and other products can be found

About McGraw-Hill Professional

McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is aleading global provider of print and digital instructional, assessment andreference solutions that empower professionals and students of all ages.McGraw-Hill Education has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than60 languages. Additional information is available at

About Modality

Modality, Inc. ( makes small screens smarter,putting high-quality learning and lifestyle content in the palm of your hand.Its patent-pending process transforms and distributes premium content forhandheld devices, allowing consumers mobile access to trust

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