Without evidence of benefit, an intervention should not be presumed to be beneficial or safe.

- Rogue Medic

Free Downloads Extended until January 17

The free downloads continue –

From January 4 to 10 17, 2011, Kaplan (Kaplan Publishing) will offer electronic versions of En Route for free download.

Free downloads of Kelly’s Book, En Route (and its nearly identical other version Paramedic’s Story) and over a hundred other books, are available for free from Kaplan Books until January 17, 2011. While there were some initial problems with the web address provided by Kaplan, everything seems to be working well, currently. Download some books now and read them later.

Pick your electronic device(s) and click on the name of the device for a link to the Kaplan page for that device. The price should be displayed as $0.00 for all of the titles in this offer. Don’t just stop with downloading both versions of Kelly’s book (they are slightly different), but look at the other titles available. I included a list of the books in their medical category and a list of the books in their nursing category.

They also have a College category, which includes a lot of advanced placement and SAT preparation books. They have an Education category, which includes books on teaching (in a variety of settings) as well as other test preparation books. They have a Graduate category, which includes a bunch of GRE and MBA titles and one on getting in to pharmacy school.The final category is Legal, with books by Plato, Clarence Darrow, Oliver Wendel Holmes and books on going to law school and books on working as a lawyer.

I think that all of these devices will ask you to register, but I doubt that you will be required to prove who you are, or where you are. An address in the US is required to download these free books. For those outside of the US, there is no reason that you could not use some free mapping software, such as Google Maps to identify a US address and enter that address in the form. I do feel horribly guilty providing information that might allow someone to provide false information to obtain something that is free. OK. I’m over it.

All of the electronic bookstores should have other titles available for free, so consider browsing their free bookstores. If you decide to purchase something, you will probably need to provide them with an address that matches your credit card billing address.

There are so many books available for free, that you may be able to keep yourself entertained and educated for months, or years, just on free books. My favorite source is the public library, which uses my tax dollars to buy books for me to read and audio books for me to listen to.

There are many on line sources for out of copyright books (before 1923 in the US), such as Project Gutenberg and some of these books made into audio books by volunteer readers, such as LibriVox. The free downloads of Kelly’s book mean that you do not have to wait for the copyright to expire to get it for free. That US copyright should expire some time after we are dead, so that might interfere with enjoyment of Kelly’s book.

Apple iPad

To get the free iBooks for Apple iPad, iPhone, and iEt cetera software this page will provide you with the information.

Sony eReader

To get the free Sony eReader software this page will provide you with the information.

Amazon Kindle

To get the free Amazon Kindle software this page will provide you with the information.

Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor

To get the free Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor software this page will provide you with the information.

Medical Titles –

Free Kaplan ebook titles: Author
Cleveland Clinic Guide to Arthritis Clough, John D
Cleveland Clinic Guide to Diabetes Reddy, Sethu
Cleveland Clinic Guide to Epilepsy Wyllie, Elaine
Cleveland Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia Wilke, William S
Cleveland Clinic Guide to Heart Failure Starling, Randall
Cleveland Clinic Guide to Infertility Falcone, Tommaso
Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause Thacker, Holly L
Cleveland Clinic Guide to Pain Management Stanton-Hicks, Michael
Cleveland Clinic Guide to Prostate Cancer Klein, Eric
Cleveland Clinic Guide to Sleep Disorders Foldvary-Schaefer, Nancy
Cleveland Clinic Guide to Thyroid Disorders Skugor, Mario
Collected Writings Pasteur/Lister
Corpus Hippocrates
Diagnoses from the Dead Prayson, Richard
En Route Grayson, Steven “Kelly”
Eye of the Beholder Greenwald, Laura
Get Into Medical School Kaplan
Kaplan MCAT Biology Review Kaplan
Kaplan MCAT General Chemistry Review Kaplan
Kaplan MCAT Organic Chemistry Review Kaplan
Kaplan MCAT Physics Review Kaplan
Kaplan MCAT Practice Tests Kaplan
Kaplan MCAT Verbal Reasoning and Writing Review Kaplan
Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 1 Qbook Kaplan
Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 2 CK Qbook Kaplan
Malpractice Cure McCarthy, Edward D
Manual of Surgery Thomson, Alexis
Paramedic’s Story Grayson, Steven “Kelly”
Real Life of an Internist Tyler-Lloyd, Mark D
To the Rescue Harless, Nancy Leigh
USMLE Step 3 White Coat Pocket Guide Giaccio/McWilliams

Nursing Titles –

Free Kaplan ebook titles: Author
Call to Nursing Sergi/Gorman
Change Your Career: Nursing as Your New Profession Arnoldussen, Barbara
Final Moments Sherman, Deborah Witt
First Year Nurse Arnoldussen, Barbara
How to Survive Clinical Martin, Diann L.
Kaplan CCRN Kaplan
Kaplan NCLEX-PN Irwin /Yock
Kaplan NCLEX-RN Irwin /Burckhardt
Labor of Love Muhlhahn, Cara
Lives in the Balance Shalof, Tilda
Math for Nurses Kaplan
New Lives Huggins, Kathleen
Notes on Nursing Nightingale, Florence
Reflections on Doctors Ratner, Terry
Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands Seacole, Mary






  1. Downloaded my copy of En Route for the Kindle. Also recommend “To the Rescue” anthology which includes a contribution by Paramedic Sam Bradley.


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