Elsevier Congratulates its British Medical Association (BMA) Award Winning Medical Authors and Editors

September 23, 2010

LONDON, September 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –

– Two Elsevier Books Win First Prize at BMA Medical Book Competition

Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/) is pleased to announce that two of
its medical titles won first prize in their respective categories at the
annual BMA Medical Book Competition (
sp?page=1) ceremony in London on the 14th September 2010. An additional 22
Elsevier books were highly commended. The Awards were presented by Professor

Averil Mansfield, Immediate Past President BMA and Chairman of the BMA Board
of Science.

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The winning medical titles from Elsevier are:

– Color Atlas of Clinical Hematology, 4th edition by A. Victor Hoffbrand,

John E. Pettit, and Paresh Vyas won first prize in the BMA Internal Medicine
category. This book is regarded as one of the best hematology atlases on the
market. Purchasers of the text are also given access to the online content,
which includes a vast image bank of 2,700 images, with 2,100 in full color.
Professor Hoffbrand said of the award, “The award recognises the tremendous
effort of all three Authors in assembling such a vast collection of high
quality images and the expertise of the Publishers in presenting them so
magnificently. We hope the book will make an important contribution to the
teaching of hematology to undergraduates and postgraduates worldwide.”

– Kumar & Clark’s Clinical Medicine, 7th edition by Parveen Kumar and

Michael Clark won first prize in the BMA Medicine category. This text is a
thoroughly updated, reworked and revised new edition of the first-prize
winner in the Medicine category of 2006. In the words of the BMA nomination,
this book is the market-leading comprehensive and authoritative single-volume
textbook of internal medicine. It remains the gold-standard guide. Professor
Kumar noted, “We are delighted that the 7th edition has won the first prize
in Medicine. It is a great honor to know that so many students and doctors
regard it as the ‘gold standard’ in many parts of the world.”

“Congratulations and warmest thanks to all of the authors, editors, and
Elsevier publishing staff who worked on these prize-winning titles,” remarked

Linda Belfus, Senior Vice President, Global Clinical Reference. “This is an
amazing achievement and reflects Elsevier’s dedication to developing and
delivering quality content across the healthcare spectrum.”

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.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services. The company works in partnership
with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000
journals, including The Lancet (http://www.thelancet.com/) and Cell
(http://www.cell.com/), and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include
SciVerse ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com/), SciVerse Scopus
(http://www.scopus.com/), Reaxys (https://www.reaxys.com/), MD Consult
(http://www.mdconsult.com/) and Nursing Consult (
http://www.nursingconsult.com/), which enhance the productivity of science
and health professionals, and the SciVal suite (http://www.scival.com/) and
MEDai’s Pinpoint Review (http://www.medai.com/), which help research and
health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier (
http://www.elsevier.com/) employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part
of Reed Elsevier Group PLC (http://www.reedelsevier.com/), a world-leading
publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier
PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam),
REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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    Tom Reller
    Vice President, Global Corporate Relations, Elsevier

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