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New York/Stuttgart – Thieme Publishers is pleased to announce three of its textbooks are being honored with the prestigious 2018 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (The PROSE Awards). Color Atlas of Brainstem Surgery by Robert F. Spetzler won first prize in the category Textbook/Clinical Medicine. Endoscopic Approaches to the Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base edited by Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen and Isam Alobid as well as Auricular Reconstruction by Francoise Firmin received honorable mentions in the same category. The PROSE Awards were presented on February 8, 2018 at a special luncheon ceremony during the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

“We are delighted three of our acclaimed clinical textbooks received this notable honor from the Association of American Publishers. In awarding first prize to Color Atlas of Brainstem Surgery, the jury acknowledges the dedication to clinical excellence embodied in this definitive brain surgery atlas by world renowned neurosurgeon Robert F. Spetzler and esteemed coauthors. This honor also recognizes the clinical importance of the highly sophisticated brain slices and dissections created by Kaan Yagmurlu” said Fiona Henderson, International Marketing Director at Thieme Publishers.

“Bestowing honorable mentions on Endoscopic Approaches to the Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base as well as on Auricular Reconstruction signifies the jury’s recognition of the significant knowledge and pearls shared by renowned experts in surgery. The authors’ dedication and passion to furthering their colleagues clinical skills and improving patient outcomes is clearly evident to all who read these essential, visually rich textbooks,” said Sue Hodgson, Editorial Director at Thieme Publishers.

Honored titles

First Prize: An extraordinary, one-of-a-kind atlas, Color Atlas of Brainstem Surgery by Robert F. Spetzler and esteemed coauthors draws on decades of surgical experience by internationally renowned neurosurgeons who performed more than 1,000 surgeries on the brainstem, thalamus, basal ganglia, and surrounding areas. From cover to cover, the atlas provides technical guidance on approach selection, timing of surgery, and optimization of outcomes, elucidated by more than 1,700 stunning color illustrations, dissections, clinical images, and line drawings.

Honorable Mention: Edited by world-renowned specialists Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen and Isam Alobid, Endoscopic Approaches to the Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base features 900 beautiful images delineating impacted anatomy. The textbook provides a thorough review of all endoscopic approaches to the nose and paranasal sinuses and through them, to the skull base. Throughout the guide, the esteemed authors share extensive knowledge and clinical pearls on complex anatomy and the potentially endangered vital structures in these regions.

Honorable Mention: Auricular Reconstruction by Francoise Firmin, an esteemed thought leader in auricular surgery, demonstrates how perseverance, artistry, and exacting surgical skills can meld together to achieve optimal patient outcomes. The richly illustrated tome includes 1,000 color photographs and drawings, high quality operative and lecture videos, and extensive clinical pearls, delivering an essential resource for all surgeons who operate on the ear.

About the PROSE Awards

The annual PROSE Awards recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 58 categories. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth.

About Thieme

Thieme Group is a medical and scientific publishing house employing more than 1,000 staff and maintaining offices in ten cities, including New York, Delhi, Rio and Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in online and print publishing. Thieme publishes 160 peer-reviewed journals and more than 350 new books annually. The company has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. Popular online products include Thieme E-Journals and the Thieme Electronic Book Library, which are accessible via, Thieme’ s platform for electronic products.

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