A personal medical dictation system that can be easily and conveniently used
capture and preserve audio information. The system includes a specially designed
portable, hand-held recording component that is of a small size, but yet is capable
of storing at least one hour of actual dictation in compressed form and a cooperating
dictation receiver that functions to automatically transfer the recorded data to
a central processing area. The hand-held recording component can be expeditiously,
mechanically, and electrically transmitted to the central processing area for transcription.
The dictation receiver component also automatically recharges the batteries of
the hand-held recording unit.