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New York/Stuttgart - Thieme Publishers has won three first prize awards in the 2008 British Medical Association Medical Book Competition. One highly commended and four commended honors were presented to the company as well. The annual competition aims to encourage and reward excellence in medical publishing.

“We are grateful to the British Medical Association for singling us out for these prestigious awards in such a broad range of categories. All of us at Thieme would like to extend our thanks to the organization. I am particularly pleased that Surgical Treatment of Orthopaedic Trauma has once again been recognized for excellence,” said Brian Scanlan, President of Thieme Publishers. 

Surgical Treatment of Orthopaedic Trauma by James P. Stannard, MD, Andrew H. Schmidt, MD, and Philip J. Kregor, MD, picked up first prize in the "Orthopaedics and Rheumatology" category. The standard-setting book provides up-to-date information on surgical treatments covering a broad range of injuries, from complex pelvic and spinal trauma to periarticular fractures and knee dislocations. It also received the top clinical medical book prize from the Association of American Publishers earlier this year. 

Surgery of the Auricle: Tumors-Trauma-Defects-Abnormalities, by Hilko Weerda, MD, received first prize in the "Ear Nose Throat" category. The comprehensive guide focuses on the delicate and complex procedures associated with the external ear. 

Breast Cancer: Early Detection with Mammography: Casting Type Calcifications: Sign of a Subtype With Deceptive Features by Laszlo Tabar, MD, Tibor Tot, MD, and Peter B. Dean, MD, was also awarded first prize in the "Radiology" category. This book helps clinicians learn how to best use mammography to detect breast cancer in its earliest possible phase. 

Founded in 1832, the British Medical Association (BMA) represents doctors in all branches of medicine across the UK and promotes the achievement of high quality healthcare. 

Highly Commended and Commended

Highly Commended: Clinical Otology, 3rd edition by Gordon B. Hughes and Myles L. Pensak 

Commended: THIEME Atlas of Anatomy: Head and Neuroanatomy by Michael Schuenke et al 

Commended: Teaching Atlas of Acupuncture, Volume 1: Channels and Points by Piero Ettore Quirico and Tiziana Pedrati 

Commended: Diagnostic Imaging of the Hand by Rainer Schmitt and Ulrich Lanz 

Commended: Direct Diagnosis in Radiology: Cardiac Imaging by Claus D. Claussen et al 

Visit the awards page to learn more about other awards Thieme has won. 

About Thieme

Thieme Publishers is part of the privately held Thieme Publishing Group. Thieme employs 900 people and maintains offices in seven cities, including New York, Beijing, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. For 120 years, Thieme's high-quality books and journals have been a vital resource for students, physicians, researchers and academics. Thieme publishes 130 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. All scientific and an increasing number of medical publications are also available online. Please visit for additional information. 


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