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News & Articles > Elsevier receives 8 First Prizes at the 2019 BMA Medical Book Awards

The 2019 BMA Medical Book Awards* took place at the British Medical Association’s headquarters in London on the 4th of September, recognizing outstanding contributions to medical literature. There are 20 categories in which prizes are awarded, with a BMA Medical Book of the Year Award chosen from the category winners. We are thrilled to announce that 41 Elsevier products were chosen to receive an award, including 8 first prizes and 31 Highly Commended recognitions. Congratulations to all our authors and editorial teams for their outstanding achievements and contributions to medical literature! See the award-winning book titles below.

First Place Winners

Shackelford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 2 Volume Set, 8th Edition by Charles J. Yeo, MD

Lavishly illustrated, authoritative guidance on endoscopic, robotic, and minimally invasive procedures, as well as current medical therapies. Each section is edited by a premier authority in GI surgery; chapters reflect key topics and are written by a “who’s who” of international experts in the field. It’s your one-stop resource for proven, systematic approaches to all relevant adult and pediatric GI disorders and operations.

Underwood’s Pathology: A Clinical Approach, 7th Edition by Simon Cross, MD FRCPath

Underwood’s Pathology (formerly General and Systematic Pathology) is an internationally popular and highly acclaimed textbook, written and designed principally for students of medicine and the related health sciences. Pathology is presented in the context of modern cellular and molecular biology and contemporary clinical practice. After a clear introduction to basic principles, it provides comprehensive coverage of disease mechanisms and the pathology of specific disorders ordered by body system.

Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 2-Volume Set, 13th Edition by Brian D. Coley, MD

Dr. Brian Coley leads a team of experts to bring you up to date with today’s practice standards in radiation effects and safety, as well as in head and neck, neurologic, thoracic, cardiac, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and musculoskeletal pediatric imaging. This two-volume bestselling reference is a must-have resource for pediatric radiologists, general radiologists, pediatric subspecialists, pediatricians, hospitals, and more – anywhere clinicians need to ensure safe, effective, and up-to-date imaging of children.

Macleod’s Clinical Examination, 14th Edition by J. Alastair Innes, BSc PhD FRCP Ed

This classic textbook aims to assist clinicians develop the consultation skills required to elicit a clear history, and the practical skills needed to detect clinical signs of disease. Where possible, the physical basis of clinical signs is explained to aid understanding. Formulation of a differential diagnosis from the information gained is introduced, and the logical initial investigations are included for each system.

Kirk’s Basic Surgical Techniques, 7th Edition by Fiona Myint, FRCS

The Seventh Edition of this highly regarded title for surgical trainees gives clear, concise guidance on all aspects of acquiring surgical techniques to ensure operative success. The full range of surgical skills is comprehensively reviewed in a clear ‘how-to-do-it’ style, which consolidates those learnt both in theatre and on training courses.

Ethics, Conflict and Medical Treatment for Children, 1st Edition by Dominic Wilkinson, MBBS BMedSci MBioeth DPhil FRACP FRCPCH

Medical ethicists Dominic Wilkinson and Julian Savulescu critically examine the ethical questions at the heart of disputes about medical treatment for children. They use the case of Charlie Gard in 2017 as a springboard to a wider discussion about the rights of parents, the harms of treatment, and the vital issue of limited resources. They discuss other prominent UK and international cases of disagreement and conflict.

Travel Medicine, 4th Edition by Jay S. Keystone, CM, MD, MSc(CTM), FRCPC

Today’s travel medicine includes not only tourism and business travelers, but also incorporates volunteerism, medical care, migration, ecotourism, and more. Travel Medicine, 4th Edition, reflects all of these changes in the field while keeping you up to date with new vaccines and newly proposed regimens, pre-travel advice and post-travel screening, and all travel-related illnesses – for a one-stop, authoritative reference on all aspects of travel medicine.

Nelson Pediatrics Board Review, 1st Edition by Terry Dean, Jr.

This highly practical review tool follows the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) general pediatrics content outline, with topics weighted to correlate with the exam. Must-know information is presented in a way that’s easy to study and remember and is backed by the Nelson family of references that you know and trust for current, authoritative information in your field.

Essentials of Global Health, 1st Edition by Babulal Sethia, BSc MB BS FRCS

This unique introduction to the essentials of global health has been constructed by medical students from all over the world through the help of Medsin (now Students for Global Health) and the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA). Royalties raised from this book go to a grant fund for student global health projects.

Highly Commended


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*The British Medical Association (BMA) is an apolitical professional organisation and independent trade union, representative of doctors and medical students across the UK from all branches of medicine and supporting them to deliver the highest standards of care. The BMA awards take place annually and the judging panel consists of the BMA Chairman of Council, the President, and the Librarian. Entries are first individually reviewed and appraised by doctors and educators, with specialist panels subsequently shortlisting recommendations for final judging by the panel.

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