After your purchase or renewal you will be directed to a download page. 

These texts can be read on just about any electronic device. The exact same file can be read on any Android Os (phones and tablets), Pocket PC, iOS: iPhone / iPad (iSilo version only), Blackberry, Symbian (Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Psion), Smartphones, dedicated ePaper devices (The Kindle, Kindle Fire, Cybook, iRex Digital Reader, iLiad, Hanlin, etc). These books can also be read (using the Mobipocket, PDF and epub version of the text) on most any other PDA including your desktop or laptop. Additionally, there are iSilo versions for all of the Android OS platforms (smartphones and tablets). 

Technical issues

To Change Text Size:
Open the document. Go to Edit....Options....Font...choose your preferred size.

Getting the Text File (.pbd) on Your Device using the iSilo Reader

Step #1: On your device open iSilo and all documents are closed, click on the "New" button (has a picture of truck at top).

Step #2: Click on the ellipsis (3 vertical dot button) at bottom right of the screen.

This brings up 3 buttons on the bottom (Edit - List - Tools).

Click on the "Tools", then Download, then URL buttons. It takes you to the iSilo website.

Step #3: Enter URL for update into the top box (either the URL of the webpage or the actual download itself from a R-click-copy) of the pdb version.

Goes right into your device's iSilo folder, under Recent- Ready to Use. The book is usually then filed under the "cat" (file icon)


iOS users install 

Safari on your iPhone/iPad will not download any these files. You need to do the download from within iSilo on your iPhone/iPad.

Step #1: Start iSilo and in the document list view, tap the more button in the upper right (the one with the ellipsis "...").

Step #2: In the List Menu that appears, tap Download. This gives you the Download view. There, enter the URL for your download. Click any required links to get to the link for downloading and iSilo should then prompt you for where you want to save the file.
Alternative #1: download the Clinical Medicine Consult file to your home computer and then dragging the zip file into the iSilo app in ITunes with your phone hooked up to it.

Difficulty downloading the file? The file gets stuck before finishing and/or sends you back to URL page stopping the download.

This is not an issue with our website or the file, just the way that Apple works. This is a known issue with iOS and Apple devices and you can find many ways to resolve this online. Users of iOS may have to download onto a desktop and then transfer to their phones later. Apple doesn't make it easy for you.

How to Open Zip Files on an iPhone or iPad

Option 1: Get WeTransfer, free version can do one file up to 2G. This app helps you transfer large files on your device. If you want to handle zipped files. Get WinZip for iOS on your device. The free version works fine.

Option 2: There are a couple of applications in the App Store, which are equipped to handle zip files: iZip being one, and WinZip. Both are fairly similar in design and function and both will handle local zip files for free. But, if you want more functionality like unzipping, or plugging into your cloud folders, then you'll have to pay for the full programs. iZip Pro costs $3.99 while WinZip (Full Version) will set you back $4.99.

Android Os / Other Users install 

All you have to do is get the Clinical Medicine Consult (CMC) book (.pdb file) onto your device (either the memory card or the main memory). Then open iSilo and browse to the location of the CMC and click on it to open.

Step #1: To install both iSilo and the CMC file to your SD card from your desktop computer (via the USB port). Connect the phone or tablet to computer by USB port, open Documents folder and drag folder with iSilo and CMC into that folder.

Step #2: Next open iSilo and then browse to the SD card to open the text. There may be other ways, but this is how I do it. You can get step by step instructions at as well.


Step #1: Hook up your phone to your PC via the USB connector.

Step #2: Once your computer recognizes the phone, it should either have a pop up (Autoplay) that gives you several on "Open folder to view files". If nothing pops up, then go to "my computer" and select the removable storage drive listed for your phone (a droid phone is often listed as "removable drive G:").

Double click on the zip file to open the container, then drag to your device.

Step #3: Now drag the book onto the list of files and it should copy over.

Step #4: Good to go. Now you have to be able to open the book. Open iSilo and browse to the book file to open it.  

Other Troubleshooting

Q: Difficulty Downloading:

#1 Most download without any difficulty. At certain internet usage peak times, you may experience delays as this file is large and thus takes up a lot of bandwidth. There is no alternate site, please be patient. Feel free to email us and we will get you a new link at anytime. 

#2 Make sure you have enough empty space on your PDA. The file takes up about 80 mb. Most will have more than enough space as modern devices usually come with 16 gb (16,000 mb).

Q: Difficulty Installing? Applies to Windows and Android Os

#1 Make sure you have unzipped the file (use winzip) into a SEPARATE folder (Make sure you pull the file out of the zipped file and place it in a folder such as "My Documents" before trying to add to your hotsync.). You will need to use an unzip utility such as WINZIP (FREE download at: look at bottom Left of homepage above the counter).

#2 A message about "not having an application compatible with the file" or "file corruption". It is usually because the ".pdb" extension was somehow lost from the file. The PDA Install Tool uses the file's extension to determine what type of file it is. The assumption is that files with a .pdb extension are in the PDA data base format and thus will be installed to the /PDA/Launcher directory. In summary, try renaming the file so that it has a .pdb extension and then try to install it again....just bring your cursor onto the file (select it), then add the ".pdb" to the end.*

Q: Problems Unzipping: 

Does the downloaded file have a ".zip" at the end? Sometimes the .zip get lost from the file during the download, just bring your cursor onto the file (select it), then add the ".zip" to the end, THEN unzip it.For links to all download sites and a free shareware version of "WINZIP" or "7-zip" decompression software.