Medical book award 2019 winners

A list of all the winners from the 2019 medical book awards.

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Tuesday 16 February 2021
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BMA medical book of the year

Travel Medicine, 4th Edition

Authors: Jay S Keystone, Phyllis E Kozarsky, Bradley A Connor, Hans D Nothdurft, Marc Mendelson, and Karin Leder.


Travel Medicine, 4th Edition, includes not only tourism and business travellers, but also incorporates volunteerism, medical care, migration, ecotourism, and more. Find out more about the book.

Published by Elsevier, December 2018
ISBN: 9780323546966

...It should have a place on the reference shelves of travel health advisers and institutions where travel medicine and global health are taught or practised.

Dr Michael Townend, Reviewer

Special category winners

The BMA Student Textbook Award - Macleod's Clinical Examination, 14th edition

Authors: Alastair Innes, Anna Dover, and Karen Fairhurst.

This book’s content is to assist clinicians develop the consultation skills which they will require to employ to elicit a clear patient history, and the practical skills they will need to use to detect clinical signs of disease.

Published by Elsevier Ltd, June 2018
ISBN: 9780702069932

BMA Young Authors Prize - Medicine in a Minute

Authors: Amar Vaswani and Hwan Juet Khaw

The book covers the fundamentals of clinical medicine at the undergraduate level. It is written and laid out in a style that enables students to study and understand the material in a time-efficient manner. It comprises twelve chapters, each one covering one of the major fields of undergraduate medicine. 

Published by Scion Publishing Ltd, October 2018
ISBN: 9781907904981

BMA President's Award (chosen by Professor Raanan Gillon) - Ethics, Conflict and Medical Treatment for Children: From disagreement to dissensus

Authors: Dominic Wilkinson and Julian Savulescu 

This book critically examines the ethical questions at the heart of disputes about medical treatment for children. They use the case of Charlie Gard, which reached global attention in 2017, as a springboard to a wider discussion about the rights of parents, the harms of treatment, and the vital issue of limited resources. 

Published by Elsevier Ltd, September 2018
ISBN: 9780702077814

BMA Council Chair's Choice (chosen by Dr Chaand Nagpaul) - Cancer Prevention and Screening

Authors: Rosalind A Eeles, Christine D Berg, and Jeffrey S Tobias

This book includes thorough but not overwhelming background information on epidemiology, cancer prevention, and cancer screening, for quick reference. 

Published by Wiley, October 2018
ISBN: 9781118990872

BMA Reviewer of the Year

Dr Helen Dormand - consultant cardiologist with subspecialty interest in imaging, NHS Borders and Lothian

Find out more about Dr Helen Dormand.


All category winners


First prize

Quick Draw Anatomy for Anaesthetists
Joanna Oram Fox
Scion Publishing Ltd, January 2018
ISBN: 9781911510147

Basic and clinical sciences

First prize

Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems
Tony J Prescott, Nathan F Lepora and Paul FMJ Verschure. Oxford University Press, April 2018
ISBN: 9780199674923

Basis of medicine

First prize

Medical Law and Ethics 7th edition
By Jonathan Herring
Oxford University Press, March 2018
ISBN: 9780198810605


First prize

The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 3rd edition
By A John Camm, Thomas F Luscher, Gerald Maurer, and Patrick Serruys
Oxford University Press, December 2018
ISBN: 9780198784906

Health and social care

First prize

The MeeTwo Teenage Mental Help Handbook
By Suzi Godson
MeeTwo Education, October 2018
ISBN: 9781916495999

Internal medicine

First prize

Practical Diabetes Care 4th edition
By David Levy
Wiley-Blackwell, January 2018
ISBN: 9781119052241


First prize

Travel Medicine, 4th edition
Jay S Keystone, Phyllis E Kozarsky, Bradley A Connor, Hans D Nothdurft, Marc Mendelson, and Karin Leder
Elsevier, December 2018
ISBN: 9780323546966


First prize

Case Studies in Neuropalliative Care
Edited by Maisha T Robinson
Cambridge University Press, June 2018
ISBN: 9781108404914

Obstetrics and gynaecology

First prize

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology: A Problem-Based Approach
Edited by Sarah M Creighton, Adam Balen, Lesley Breech, and Lih-Mei Liao
Cambridge University Press, February 2018
ISBN: 9781107165137


First prize

DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg's Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 11th edition
Vincent T DeVita, Steven A Rosenberg, and Theodore S Lawrence
Lippincott, November 2018
ISBN: 9781496394637


First prize

Nelson Pediatrics Board Review
By Terry Dean, Jr. and Louis M Bell
Elsevier, December 2018
ISBN: 9780323530514


First prize

Underwood's Pathology: A Clinical Approach, 7th edition
By Simon S Cross
Elsevier Ltd, May 2018
ISBN: 9780702072123

Popular medicine

First prize

The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer: How to Feel Empowered and Take Control
Professor Trisha Greenhalgh and Dr Liz O'Riordan. Vermilion, September 2018
ISBN: 9781785041877

Primary health care

First prize

Primary Care Mental Health, 2nd edition
Edited by Linda Gask, Tony Kendrick, Robert Peveler, and Carolyn A Chew-Graham
Cambridge University Press, September 2018
ISBN: 9781911623021


First prize

Oxford Textbook of Public Mental Health
Dinesh Bhugra, Kamaldeep Bhui, Samuel YS Wong, and Stephen E Gilman
Oxford University Press, September 2018
ISBN: 9780198792994

Public health

First prize

Essentials of Global Health
By Babulal Sethia and Parveen Kumar
Elsevier, April 2018
ISBN: 9780702066078


First prize

Caffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 13th edition
By Brian D Coley
Elsevier, May 2018
ISBN: 9780323497480


First prize

Kirk's Basic Surgical Techniques, 7th edition
By Fiona Myint 
Elsevier Ltd, May 2018
ISBN: 9780702073229

Surgical specialties

First prize

Shackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 2 Volume Set, 8th edition
By Charles J Yeo
Elsevier, March 2018
ISBN: 9780323402323