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News & Articles > Elsevier honored with 9 First Prize Winners at 2018 BMA Medical Book Awards

The 2018 BMA Medical Book Awards took place September 4th at the British Medical Association’s headquarters in London. 670 titles spanning 20 categories were evaluated by doctors and medical educators for their applicability to audience, production quality and originality. 41 Elsevier products were honored, including nine first prizes and 32 Highly Commended recognitions. We congratulate our authors and editorial teams on their innovative work and outstanding contributions to medical literature.


First Prize Winners:

The Cervical Spine, 1st Edition

Basic and Clinical Sciences

The Cervical Spine, 1st Edition by James Taylor

The Cervical Spine is a unique collection of more than 150 anatomical images documenting the development, maturation and ageing of the cervical spine and pathologies associated with ageing and injury. Representing the extensive research conducted by Professor James Taylor into the cervical spine gathered from his study of 266 autopsies over almost a decade, this text is a guide to support the clinical diagnosis of cervical spine trauma and pain.



The Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Handbook, 4th Edition


The Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Handbook, 4th Edition by Morton J. Kern, MD, MSCAI, FAHA, FACC

Packed with useful information, The Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Handbook, is the perfect hands-on resource for physicians, nurses, and technicians who need to understand and perform these complex procedures. Easy-to-read text, hundreds of clear images, and narrated videos from Dr. Kern ensure that health care workers at all levels have quick access to easily accessible guidelines on procedures and patient care.


Essentials of Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine, 6th Edition

Internal Medicine

Essentials of Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine, 6th Edition by Nicola Zammitt, MBChB BSc(Med Sci) MD FRCP(Edin)

‘Baby Kumar & Clark’, the best-selling portable revision reference, is now in its sixth edition. The new edition has a new author team of Nicola Zammitt and Alastair O’Brien and is fully updated and revised in line with the new edition of Kumar & Clark’s Clinical Medicine.



Talley and O'Connor's Clinical Examination - 2-Volume Set, 8th Edition


Talley and O’Connor’s Clinical Examination – 2-Volume Set, 8th edition by Simon O’Connor, FRACP DDU FCSANZ

Talley and O’Connor’s Clinical Examination, 8th edition helps students to navigate from first impressions through to the end of consultation. The text provides a patient-centred, evidence-based approach, making it the definitive resource for anyone embarking upon a medical career.


Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics, 5th Edition


Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics, 5th Edition by Tom Lissauer, MB, BChir, FRCPCH

Thoroughly revised and updated, the fifth edition of this prize-winning title retains the high level of illustration and accessibility that has made it so popular worldwide with medical students and trainees approaching clinical specialty exams. Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics has been translated into eight languages over its life.



Rosai and Ackerman's Surgical Pathology - 2 Volume Set, 11th Edition


Rosai and Ackerman’s Surgical Pathology – 2 Volume Set, 11th Edition by John R. Goldblum, MD, FCAP, FASCP, FACG

For over 60 years, residents and practicing pathologists have turned to Rosai and Ackerman’s Surgical Pathology for definitive guidance on every aspect of the field, delivered in a readable, easy-to-digest, and engaging manner. A dynamic new author team ensures that this classic text retains its signature anecdotal style, while revising the content to bring you fully up to date. Widely used for board exam preparation, as well as for everyday reference in practice, this leading resource equips you to effectively and efficiently diagnose the complete range of neoplastic and non-neoplastic entities.


Plotkin's Vaccines, 7th Edition

Public Health

Plotkin’s Vaccines, 7th Edition by Stanley A. Plotkin, MD

From the development of each vaccine to its use in reducing disease, Plotkin’s Vaccines, provides the expert information you need to provide optimal care to your patients. This award-winning text offers a complete understanding of each disease, as well as the latest knowledge of both existing vaccines and those currently in research and development. Described by Bill Gates as “an indispensable guide to the enhancement of the well-being of our world,” Plotkin’s Vaccines is a must-have reference for current, authoritative information in this fast-moving field.


Diagnostic Imaging: Interventional Procedures, 2nd Edition


Diagnostic Imaging: Interventional Procedures, 2nd Edition by Brandt C. Wible, MD

More than 100 interventional procedures, lavishly illustrated with 800+ outstanding medical images, highlight the second edition of this practical reference. Dr. Brandt C. Wible and his expert author team provide carefully updated information in a concise, bulleted format, keeping you current with recent advances in interventional radiology. Succinct text, outstanding illustrations, and up-to-date content make this title a must-have reference for trainees as well as seasoned interventionalists and vascular surgeons who need a single, go-to guide in this fast-changing area.


Plastic Surgery: 6-Volume Set, 4th Edition


Plastic Surgery: 6-Volume Set, 4th Edition by Peter C. Neligan, MB, FRCS(I), FRCSC, FACS

Comprehensive in scope, the 6-volume Plastic Surgery returns as the ultimate knowledge source in this most challenging of surgical specialties. It’s been completely revised to meet the demands of the trainee and practicing plastic surgeon, featuring brand-new color clinical photos, procedural videos, and video lectures across all six volumes. Bonus material that includes additional text, images, and videos helps you improve your mastery of the latest techniques.


Highly Commended Honors:



Biomedical Engineering




Internal Medicine


















Surgical Specialties

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