Elsevier Congratulates its British Medical Association Award Winning Medical Authors and Editors

Five Elsevier products win first prize at BMA Medical Book Competition

London, September 20, 2012 - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce that 19 of its professional and scholarly products were honored at the annual BMA Medical Book Competition ceremony in London on the 13th September 2012. A total of 681 products from various publishers were entered in this year’s competition and 138 prizes were awarded with 21 first prizes, and 117 highly commended prizes. Professor Baroness Hollins, FRCPsych, FRCPCH, FRCP, President of the BMA, presented the awards at a reception at the BMA House.

Elsevier’s Netter’s Neurology, 2/e by Drs. H. Royden Jones, Jayashri Srinivasan, Gregory Allam, Richard Baker, edited by the Lahey Clinic won the BMA Illustrated Book Award. Its reviewer commented that, “It communicates often very difficult areas of neurology quite simply, and builds on basics to advanced understanding. I've never seen such well-thought-out and informative illustrations with such detail in another neurology book of this type. It does not take long to ascertain that this is a high quality book with not only content to a high standard but also the way it is presented to a learner. I have not seen any others which can compete.”

First prizes were also awarded to Elsevier in the following categories:

Digital and Online Resource: Netter’s Anatomy Atlas for iPad
Anesthesia: Davey & Diba: Ward’s Anaesthetic Equipment, 6th edition
Neurology: Jones: Netter’s Neurology, 2nd edition 
Oncology: Gunderson: Clinical Radiation Oncology, 3rd edition
Paediatrics: Lissauer & Clayden: Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics, 4th edition

"I'm thrilled that Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics won the First Prize in Paediatrics at the BMA Medical Book Awards. It's really satisfying to find that our textbook is so widely used by medical students and paediatric residents not only in the United Kingdom and Northern Europe but also in India and many countries throughout the world,"said Tom Lissauer, MB, BChir, FRCPCH.

“We congratulate all of the winners and especially thank all of the authors, editors and Elsevier publishing staff who have worked on these prize-winning titles,” said Linda Belfus, Senior Vice President Global Medicine Group at Elsevier. “This is an amazing achievement and reflects our dedication to developing and delivering quality content.”

Highly Commended prizes were also awarded to Elsevier in the following categories:

Basic and Clinical Sciences: Boron: Medical Physiology
Basic and Clinical Sciences: Meisenberg: Principles of Medical Biochemistry, 3rd edition
Basic and Clinical Sciences: Moore: The Developing Human, 9th edition
Digital and Online Resource: Netter’s 3D Interactive Anatomy
Internal Medicine: Bain: Practical Haematology, 11th edition
Medicine: Holgate: Allergy, 3rd edition
Paediatrics: Nichols: Golden Hour: The Handbook of Advanced Pediatric Life Support, 3rd edition
Paediatrics: Kliegman: Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 19th edition
Pathology: Corrin & Nicholson: Pathology of the Lungs, 3rd edition
Pathology: Burt: MacSween’s Pathology of the Liver, 6th edition
Radiology: Allan: Clinical Ultrasound, 3rd edition
Radiology: Miller: Presentation, Imaging and Treatment of Common Musculoskeletal Conditions
Surgical Specialties: Rigel: Cancer of the Skin, 2nd edition
Surgical Specialties:Kanski: Clinical Ophthalmology: A Systematic Approach, 7th edition


For more information about the Awards, please visit the BMA website: http://bma.org.uk/about-the-bma/bma-library/medical-book-awards/medical-book-awards-winners-listing.

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About the British Medical Association Awards
The BMA Medical Book Competition has been held annually since 1994 by the BMA’s Board of Science and administered by the BMA Library. It aims to encourage and reward excellence in medical publishing and patient information.

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