One of the most important functions of GIDEON is to help users prepare scientific articles, teaching material and other publications (see the Fingerprint case of the month). A new feature now allows users to create custom-designed charts which compare the features of two or more diseases, drugs or pathogens.
For comparison of key clinical and epidemiological features of infectious diseases, in the Diseases tab, click on a disease (step 1 in the image below), and – while holding down the control button – click on other diseases of your choice. Now click on the Compare button (step 2).
The following chart will appear:
Note that an explanation of symbols and further descriptive information regarding each disease appear at the bottom of the chart, in addition for icons used to print or transmit the chart itself.
Similar charts can be prepared by following identical steps in the Drugs and Microbiology modules: