New York/Stuttgart – Thieme, a world leader in scientific, medical, and academic publishing, won first prize for three titles at the 2011 British Medical Association’s Medical Book Awards ceremony recently held in London. Through this competition the BMA aims to foster and reward excellence in medical publishing.

First prize in the Internal Medicine category went to “Medical Thoracoscopy/Pleuroscopy: Manual and Atlas”, by Robert Loddenkemper, Praveen N. Mathur, Marc Noppen and Pyng Lee. This text is a unique combination of instructive manual and atlas. The manual section presents clinical cases with indications, techniques, and outcomes for each procedure. In the atlas section, endoscopic photographs demonstrate the application of this minimally invasive technique in various pathologies, from pleural effusion to various manifestations of lung cancer.

First prize in the Radiology category went to “Diagnosis of Breast Diseases”, by Volker Barth. Essential information for the differential diagnosis of breast diseases on the basis of clinical presentation, mammography, and ultrasound is provided in this text, and it includes over 1500 illustrations that facilitate interpretation of the information.

First prize in the Surgical Specialties category went to “Atlas of Acoustic Neurinoma Microsurgery, 2nd Edition”, by Mario Sanna. Step-by-step descriptions of the most common surgical approaches are complemented by clearly labeled, full-color intraoperative photographs.

These two titles won Highly Commended in the Surgical Specialties category:

“Atlas of Temporal Bone Surgery”, by Tuncay Ulug. Beautifully illustrated and comprehensive, this atlas guides readers through the delicate, high-risk surgical approaches they need to successfully manage pathology of the temporal bone, the most complex anatomic area in the human body.

“ENT Head and Neck Surgery: Essential Procedures”, by Juergen Theissing, Gerhard Rettinger and Jochen A. Werner. This highly practical surgical guide presents detailed descriptions of the most established and important surgical techniques for the full range of ENT conditions.

“Obstetrics and Gynecology: The Essentials of Clinical Care”, by E. Albert Reece and Robert Barbieri, was among the Highly Commended books in the Obstetrics and Gynecology category. Written by an international team of practitioners, this book offers an overview of the most important and common clinical issues in obstetrics and gynecology.

In the Basic and Clinical Sciences category, “Cranial Nerves: Anatomy, Pathology, Imaging”, by Devin K. Binder, D. Christian Sonne and Nancy J. Fischbein, was Highly Commended. This resource book, considered to be “first of its kind to offer a detailed look at the imaging findings of each cranial nerve in both normal and pathological states” by the Journal of Neurosurgery, provides detailed coverage of the anatomy, function, and pathology of the cranial nerves with CT and MRI correlation.

“From the nearly 700 entries in this year's BMA book awards, it is especially gratifying to note that once again Thieme has been recognized for the outstanding quality of its publications in the field of clinical medicine.” says Michael Wachinger, Editorial Director, Clinical Reference, Thieme.

About the BMA Awards


The BMA is a doctors’ professional organization created to look after the professional and personal needs of its members. Established in 1996, the BMA Medical Book Awards encourages and rewards excellence in medical publishing. All entries are judged by physicians and educators.

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 137 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website WinkingSkull.com and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit www.thieme.com.­­

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