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Elsevier wins nine first prizes at 2018 BMA Medical Book Awards

Elsevier congratulates its medical authors and editors for this industry recognition and for consistently producing high-quality medical content


Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, and its authors had a strong showing at the British Medical Association’s (BMA) annual BMA Medical Book Awards ceremony, winning nine of the 20 categories.

Out of 670 titles submitted to the BMA from publishers around the globe, a total of 41 Elsevier professional and scholarly products were honored, including nine first prizes and 32 Highly Commended recognitions.

“In Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics, 5th Edition, often called the “sunflower book” because of the cover drawing, we try hard to facilitate learning with diagrams and illustrations,” said co-author Dr. Tom Lissauer, MB BChir RECPCH, Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, London, and Centre for International Child Health, Imperial College, London, UK. “This award (First Place, Pediatrics category) will encourage us to continue to develop this approach. Special thanks to the children of Campie Primary School in Musselburgh for their art-work submissions, and congratulations to Morven Stewart who won the competition and is this edition’s cover artist.”

Elsevier and its authors received first prizes in the following categories:

“What an honor to win First Place in the Surgery category for Plastic Surgery, 4th Edition,” said Dr. Peter Neligan, Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. “Many thanks to the wonderful teamwork of the Volume Editors – Geoff Gurtner, David Song, Ed Rodriguez, Joe Losee, Peter Rubin, Maurice Nahabedian, Jim Chang and Dan Liu – as well as the Elsevier staff – Belinda Kuhn, Louise Cook, Alex Mortimer and Sam Crowe – and to all who contributed to the 4th Edition.”

Dr. Stanley Plotkin, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, and former Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, whose book Plotkin’s Vaccines, 7th Edition won First Prize in the Public Health category, said, “The progress of vaccine development and use has dramatically increased since the first edition of Vaccines in 1988. The 7th Edition reflects this progress, which is providing protection against numerous deadly pathogens. Vaccinology is now a domain of medicine in its own right.”

Dr. Nicola Zammitt, MBChB, BSc (Med Sci), MD, FRCP (Edin), Consultant Physician and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK, co-author of Essentials of Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine, 6th Edition which received First Prize in the Internal Medicine category, said, “We’re delighted to receive this prestigious award and hope that medical students and junior doctors throughout the world have enjoyed and learned from our book. We also acknowledge the work of Anne Ballinger, whose involvement from the first edition to the fifth brought this book into its current form.”

Elsevier’s and its authors’ titles also received Highly Commended honors in the following categories:

  1. Anaesthesia – Fleisher, Roizen and Roizen: Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 4th Edition
  2. Anaesthesia – Hines and Marschall: Stoelting’s Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease, 7th edition
  3. Basic and Clinical Sciences – Smith, et al: Gray’s Surface Anatomy and Ultrasound: A Foundation for Clinical Practice
  4. Basic and Clinical Sciences – Marques, et al: Skin Tissue Models, Academic Press
  5. Cardiology – Zipes, Jalife and Stevenson: Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside, 7th Edition
  6. Cardiology – Miller, Das and Zipes: Case Studies in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  7. Cardiology – Oxorn and Otto: Intraoperative and Interventional Echocardiography, 2nd Edition
  8. Cardiology – Ragosta: Textbook of Clinical Hemodynamics, 2nd Edition
  9. Internal Medicine – Bologna, Schaffer and Cerroni:  Dermatology, 4th Edition
  10. Internal Medicine – Friedman and Martin: Handbook of Liver Disease, 4th Edition
  11. Internal Medicine – Pass, Ball and Scagliotti: IASLC Thoracic Oncology, 2nd Edition
  12. Medicine – Glynn and Drake: Hutchison’s Clinical Methods: An Integrated Approach to Clinical Practice, 24th Edition
  13. Medicine – Waller and Sampson: Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 5th Edition
  14. Neurology – Caplan, et al: Primer on Cerebrovascular Diseases, 2nd Edition, Academic Press
  15. Obstetrics and Gynecology – Smith:  Netter’s Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3rd Edition
  16. Oncology – Sampson: Translational Immunotherapy of Brain Tumors,  Academic Press
  17. Paediatrics– Kliegman, et al:  Nelson Pediatric Symptom-Based Diagnosis
  18. Paediatrics – Zitelli, McIntire and Nowalk:  Zitelli and Davis’ Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis, 7th Edition
  19. Pathology – Hsi:  Hematopathology, 3rd Edition
  20. Pathology – Burt, Ferrell and Hubscher:  MacSween’s Pathology of the Liver, 7th Edition
  21. Psychiatry – Goldberg:  Executive Functions in Health and Disease,  Academic Press
  22. Radiology – Koenig, et al:  Diagnostic Imaging: Oral and Maxillofacial, 2nd Edition
  23. Radiology – Jhaveri, et al: ExpertDDx: Brain and Spine, 2nd Edition
  24. Radiology – Copel: Obstetric Imaging: Fetal Diagnosis and Care, 2nd Edition
  25. Radiology – Beheshti, Langsteger and Rezaee: PET/CT in Cancer: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Individualized Imaging
  26. Radiology – Bennett, et al:  Specialty Imaging: PET: Positron Emission Tomography With Correlative CT and MR
  27. Surgery – Ramachandran and Gladman:  Clinical Cases and OSCEs in Surgery: The definitive guide to passing examinations, 3rd Edition
  28. Surgical specialties – Ross, Bendock and McLendon:  Imaging in Spine Surgery
  29. Surgical specialties – Scott:  Insall and Scott Surgery of the Knee, 6th Edition
  30. Surgical specialties – Myers and Snyderman: Operative Otolaryngology, 3rd Edition
  31. Surgical specialties – Schachat, et al:  Ryan’s Retina, 6th Edition
  32. Surgical specialties – Pane, Miller and Burdon:  The Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival Guide, 2nd Edition

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support and professional education, including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 38,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries.

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