Press Release: Wolters Kluwer Health Garners Five Major Wins at Annual BMA Medical Book Awards
LONDON (October 9, 2013) - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and pharmacy, today announced a total of 15 wins at the 2013 British Medical Association (BMA) Medical Book and Patient Information Awards. The company, and imprints it represents, were honored with five major prizes including four first-place "Category Awards" and the BMA Illustrated Book Award for best Illustrative text. In addition, the company received 10 "Highly Commended" awards for its Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) medical texts. Announced at BMA House, these annual awards are considered to be among the most prestigious and influential in medical publishing.
"We are thrilled and honored to have so many titles recognized by the BMA this year," said Susan Driscoll, President & CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health, Professional & Education. "It's a well-deserved acknowledgement to our authors, contributors and editorial teams. All of their skill and hard work has paid off and translated into some of the world's best and most innovative medical publishing."
Wolters Kluwer Health received four first prize wins out of a total of 21 BMA Book Awards by Category including:
- Osborn's Brain: Imaging, Pathology and Anatomy (Published by Amirsys; distributed by LWW)(Radiology)
- Manual of Cardiovascular Medicine, 4e(Cardiology)
- Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs(Health & Social Care)
- The Washington Manual of Surgical Pathology, 2e(Pathology)
The LWW title, Grant's Atlas of Anatomy, 13e, also was honored with the "BMA Illustrated Book Award," one of the six highly coveted "Special Awards" given this year. This special award is for the book or resource that makes the best use of visual media across all shortlisted entries. The award reviewer summed it up as, "This is a fantastic anatomy book which I consider a new leader in this field. The combination of images is varied and very effective. The use of realistic dissection illustrations, different radiological modalities, and colourful photographs are a pedagogical success."