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BMA Medical Book of the Year 2016

BMA Medical Book of the Year 2016 - A Practical Guide to Fetal EchocardiographyA Practical Guide to Fetal Echocardiography: Normal and Abnormal Hearts. 3rd Edition
by Alfred Abuhamad and Rabih Chaoui
Published by Wolters Kluwer, 2015
(ISBN: 9781451176056. £80)

"...much more than the ‘practical guide’ it claims to be...[it is] a comprehensive textbook in fetal cardiology for the imaging specialist." 

Dr Mark Porter
BMA Council Chair

Alfred Abuhamad is professor of obstetrics & gynaecology and professor of radiology at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Rabih Chaoui is professor of obstetrics & gynecology at the Prenatal Diagnosis and Human Genetics Center in Berlin. This comprehensive guide covers every aspect of fetal heart examination and all major cardiac malformations.

BMA council chair Mark Porter commented: ‘This beautifully produced book is much more than the ‘practical guide’ it claims to be; it also brings in information about differential diagnosis, prognosis and outcome to make it a comprehensive textbook in fetal cardiology for the imaging specialist.  As such it is a worthy winner for the BMA medical book of the year award.’

  • Special category winners

    The BMA Student Textbook Award

    Hoffbrand's Essential Haematology - winner of the BMA Student Textbook Award 2016Hoffbrand's Essential Haematology. 7th Edition
    A Victor Hoffbrand and Paul AH Moss
    Published by Wiley-Blackwell, 2015 (ISBN: 9781118408674 £45.99)

    Victor Hoffbrand is emeritus professor of haematology at University College, London.

    Paul AH Moss is consultant haematologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

    This classic text explores the remarkable advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis of diseases of the blood and lymphatic system and in the treatment of these diseases, and provides up-to-date knowledge of the pathogenesis, clinical and laboratory features, management and treatment of a wide range of blood and bone marrow disorders in a concise and user friendly style. It outlines the basic principles of clinical and laboratory haematology and shows how manifestations of blood diseases can be explained by new knowledge of the disease processes.

    It was reviewed by Dr Joel Newman, a haematology consultant at Eastbourne District General Hospital who wrote: "This book strikes a good balance between not dumbing down haematology, which is becoming increasingly complex, and managing to explain the subjects in a clear and concise manner. It is clearly up-to-date and includes recent advances. There are a number of textbooks looking to teach undergraduates haematology, but many of them gloss over the complexities of haematology whereas this book does not shy from the detail and seeks to make it accessible. It also makes good use of explanatory diagrams, images and tables. Its main strength is its clarity of explanation, without underestimating the knowledge of the reader and their desire to learn more about the subject. This is a good quality textbook which makes learning the subject much easier. Well done in making haematology more accessible!"

     

    The BMA Illustrated Book Award

    Atlas of the Human Brain - winner of the BMA Illustrated Book Award 2016Atlas of the Human Brain. 4th Edition
    by Jürgen K Mai, Milan Majtanik and George Paxinos.
    Published by Elsevier/Academic Press, 2015 (ISBN: 9780128028001 £131.75)

    This book presents the anatomy of the brain at macroscopic and microscopic levels, featuring different aspects of brain morphology and topography. This greatly enlarged new edition provides the most detailed and accurate delineations of brain structure available.

    Jürgen Konrad Mai studied medicine in Freiburg, Germany, Vienna and UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, U.S.A. After a period as GP in private practice (Titisee-Neustadt) he became scientific assistant and senior assistant at the C. and O. Vogt-Institute for Brain Research, University of Düsseldorf (1972 - 1983) and 1983 Professor of Neuroanatomy at the Institute of Neuroanatomy, H.-Heine-University of Düsseldorf

    Milan Majtanik received his diploma in neuropsychology and training in neuroinformatics from the University of Bochum. He completed his diploma in mathematics and his PhD in psychology at the University of Düsseldorf. He currently works at MR-X-Brain GmbH Dusseldorf.

    Professor George Paxinos, AO completed his BA at The University of California at Berkeley, his PhD at McGill University, and spent a postdoctoral year at Yale University. He is currently at the Neuroscience Research Australia and the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

    It was reviewed by Dr Alisdair McNeill, senior clinical fellow in genetics at the University of Sheffield who commented that “this is a well-presented atlas with beautiful illustrations. It is a comprehensive and very well-illustrated macroscopic and microscopic atlas of human brain.”

     

    BMA Young Authors Award

    Practical Medical Procedures at a Glance - winner of the BMA Young Authors Award 2016Practical Medical Procedures at a Glance
    by Rachel K Thomas
    Published by Wiley-Blackwell, 2015 (ISBN: 9781118632857 £25.99)

    Rachel Thomas is a junior doctor in orthopaedics and trauma working in London.

    This At a Glance book covers all the practical procedures required of UK medical students, foundation doctors and other medical students worldwide. It provides a vital introduction and quick reference to support clinical skills sessions and ward placements giving clear explanations of each skill.

     

    BMA Council Chair's Choice (chosen by Dr Mark Porter)

    Enhancing Surgical Performance - winner of the BMA Council Chair's Choice award 2016Enhancing Surgical Performance: A Primer in Non-technical Skills
    by Rhona Flin, George G Youngson and Steven Yule
    Published by CRC Press, 2015 (ISBN: 9781482246322 £49.99)

    Rhona Flin is professor emerita at the School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen.

    George G. Youngson is emeritus professor of paediatric surgery at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and University of Aberdeen.

    Steven Yule is assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA.

    It explains why non-technical skills are vital for safe and effective performance in the operating theatre. The book provides a full account, with supporting empirical evidence, of the Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) system and behavioural rating framework, which helps identify the key elements involved in successful operative surgery. The editors spent the last twelve years as part of the team developing and testing the NOTSS system and delivering presentations and workshops across the world. Readers will benefit by having, in one accessible handbook, a description of the NOTSS system and how it can be used for training, assessment, self-reflection and event analysis. The book also examines human error, performance limitations, and global safety initiatives in surgery. Because it encourages surgeons to reflect on their own performance and behaviour, it is suitable for surgeons in all specialties and at all levels.
    It was reviewed by Mr Abdul Basit, locum consultant breast surgeon, University Hospitals of North Midlands who commented: ‘this book explores a new dimension in the operating theatre environment: it is therefore a unique book.’

     

    BMA President's Award (chosen by Sir Al Aynsley-Green)

    Parental Psychiatric Disorder - winner of the BMA President's Award 2016Parental Psychiatric Disorder. 3rd Edition
    by Andrea Reupert, Darryl Maybery, Joanne Nicholson, Michael Göpfert and Mary V Seeman
    Published by Cambridge University Press, 2015 (ISBN: 9781107070684 £69.99)

    Andrea Reupert is an associate professor and director of the Krongold Centre, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Victoria.

    Darryl Maybery, PhD, is associate professor and director of the Department of Rural and Indigenous Health, Monash University, Victoria.

    Joanne Nicholson is professor of psychiatry at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, The Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth.

    Michael Göpfert is a psychiatrist at the University of Liverpool.

    Mary V. Seeman is professor emerita, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.

    This book presents an innovative approach to thinking about and working with families where a parent has a mental illness. This new edition presents the current state of knowledge in this critically important field. Issues around prevalence, stigma and systems theory provide a foundation for the book, which offers new paradigms for understanding mental illness in families.  

    It was reviewed by Dr K Valsraj consultant psychiatrist and associate clinical director for the East London NHS Foundation Trust East One who praised it as ”a one stop reading for [with] an innovative approach to thinking about and working with families where a parent has a mental illness.”

    Immediate BMA past president Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green Kt commented: “'Think adult, think child' is a key philosophy for practitioners managing illnesses in parents that are likely to impact on the children in the family. In other words, they should ask routinely 'what are the effects of this adult's illness on the children in the family?'  With the soaring impact of adult mental and emotional ill health on clinical services and on society generally this outstanding book is timely in addressing a neglected area in a comprehensive yet practical way. It should be mandatory reading for trainees and practitioners in all professional disciplines in mental health services and in primary care as well as in child health. I commend it unreservedly.”

     

    BMA Reviewer of the Year

    This award, given to recognise the hard work of our voluntary reviewers, was given to Dr Sunil Upadhyay, consultant clinical oncologist at the Queen's Centre for Oncology and Haematology, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull.

     

  • All category winners

    Anaesthesia

    Anaesthesia (including anaesthesia of specialties) and critical care.

    First prize

    • Physical Diagnosis of Pain: An Atlas of Signs and Symptoms. 3rd Edition
      by Steven D Waldman.
      Elsevier, January 2015. ISBN: 9780323377485. £122.00

    Highly commended

    • Anesthesia for Congenital Heart Disease. 3rd Edition
      Edited by Dean B Andropoulos, Stephen A Stayer, Emad B Mossad and Wanda C Miller Hance—Wiley-Blackwell, September 2015 ISBN: 99781118768259. £167.00
    • Basic Physiology for Anaesthetists
      David Chambers, Christopher Huang and Gareth Matthews—Cambridge University Press, January 2016 ISBN: 9781107637825. £45.00
    • Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia. 4th Edition
      Keith Allman, Iain Wilson and Aidan O'Donnell—Oxford University Press, January 2015 ISBN: 9780198719410. £34.99
    • Paediatric Anaesthetic Emergency Data Manual
      James Armstrong and Hannah King—Cambridge University Press, February 2015 ISBN: 9781107429338. £38.00
    • Principles of Critical Care. 4th Edition
      Edited by Jesse B. Hall, Gregory A. Schmidt and John P. Kress—McGraw-Hill Education, June 2015 ISBN: 9780071738811. £195.99

    Basic and clinical sciences

    Anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, physiology, physical sciences.

    First prize

    • The Epigenome and Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
      Cheryl S Rosenfeld—Elsevier/Academic Press, October 2015 ISBN: 9780128013830. £64.60

    Highly commended

    • Atlas of the Human Brain4th Edition
      Edited by Jürgen K Mai, Milan Majtanik and George Paxinos—Elsevier/ Academic Press, November 2015 ISBN: 9780128028001. £ 131.75
    • Basic Sciences for Core Medical Training and the MRCP
      Neil Herring and Robert Wilkins—Oxford University Press, October 2015 ISBN: 9780199599677. £37.99
    • Genetics of Psychological Wellbeing: The Role of Heritability and Genetics in Positive Psychology
      Michael Pluess—Oxford University Press, June 2015 ISBN: 9780199686674. £34.99
    • Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. 41st Edition
      Susan Standring—Elsevier Ltd, September 2015 ISBN: 9780702052309. £149.99
    • Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology. 13th Edition
      Edited by John E Hall—Elsevier, January 2015 ISBN: 9781455770052. £ 83.00
    • Medical Genetics. 5th Edition
      Lynn B Jorde, John C Carey and Michael J Bamshad—Elsevier, January 2015 ISBN: 9780323188357. £49.00
    • Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. 4th Edition
      Mark F Bear, Barry W Connors and Michael A Paradiso—Wolters Kluwer, March 2015 ISBN: 9781451109542. £38.00
    • New Clinical Genetics. 3rd Edition
      Andrew Read and Dian Donnai—Scion Publishing Ltd, June 2015 ISBN: 9781907904677. £35.99

     

    Basis of medicine

    Ethics, history of medicine, communication, epidemiology, statistics, writing skills, research practice, dictionaries, directories etc.

    First prize

    • Adventures in Human Being
      Gavin Francis—Profile Books, April 2015 ISBN: 9781781253410. £14.99

    Highly commended

    • 100 Cases in Clinical Ethics and Law. 2nd Edition
      Carolyn Johnston and Penelope Bradbury—CRC Press, November 2015. ISBN: 9781498739337. £23.00
    • A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie
      Kathryn Harkup—Bloomsbury Sigma, September 2015. ISBN: 9781472911308. £16.99
    • Clinical Communication in Medicine
      Dr Jo Brown, Dr Lorraine M Noble, Dr Alexia Papageorgiou and Dr Jane Kidd—Wiley-Blackwell, January 2016. ISBN: 9781118728246. £34.99
    • Have Bacteria Won?
      Hugh Pennington—Polity, November 2015. ISBN: 9780745690803. £9.99
    • Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England
      Olivia Weisser—Yale University Press, August 2015. ISBN: 9780300200706. £60.00
    • Life's Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code
      Matthew Cobb—Profile Books, June 2015. ISBN: 9781781251409. £25.00
    • The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat
      Tim Spector—Weidenfeld & Nicolson, May 2015. ISBN: 9780297609193. £14.99
    • Why Torture Doesn't Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation
      Shane O'Mara—Harvard University Press, November 2015. ISBN: 9780674743908. $29.95

     

    Cardiology

    Non-surgical aspects of cardiology.

    First prize

    • Heart Failure: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease. 3rd Edition
      Douglas L Mann and G Michael Felker—Elsevier, January 2015 ISBN: 9781455772377. £120.00

    Highly commended

    • Eureka Cardiovascular Medicine
      Paul Morris, David Warriner and Allison Morton; series editors: Janine Henderson, David Oliveira and Stephen Parker—JP Medical Ltd, March 2015. ISBN: 9781907816826. £22.95
    • The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging. 2nd Edition
      José Luis Zamorano, Jeroen Bax, Juhani Knuuti, Udo Sechtem, Patrizio Lancellotti and Luigi Badano—Oxford University Press, March 2015. ISBN: 9780198703341. £115.00
    • The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology
      Stephan Gielen, Guy De Backer, Massimo F. Piepoli, and David Wood—Oxford University Press, May 2015. ISBN: 9780199656653. £115.00

     

    Digital and online resources

    Resources on any subject which are in non-print form (eg cd-roms, dvds, websites).

    First prize

    • The Stahl Neuropsychopharmacology Masterclass: Antidepressants
      by Stephen M Stahl
      Cambridge University Press, August 2015. ISBN: 9781107594838. £65.00 + VAT

    Highly commended

    • Elsevier ExamPrep UK Basic Science
      by Jeannette Naish, Denise Syndercombe Court, Andrew Wood
      Elsevier Ltd, February 2015. ISBN: 9780702061974. £50.00
    • Ortho Interview 2 (www.orthointerview.com)
      by Alexander Young
      Ortho Interview, September 2015. £95.00
    • Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine: Prepare for the FRCA - Key Articles from the Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Journal
      by Nicholas Pace
      Elsevier Ltd, October 2015. ISBN: 9780702069246. £19.99
    • Surgical procedures. Version 1.4
      by Mr Vija Sodera FRCS
      One Small Speck Ltd, December 2015. ISBN: 9780992870126. £42.99

     

    Health and social care

    Community care, health promotion, health prevention, management, health services, medico-politics, medico-legal medicine, social medicine.

    First prize

    • In Search of the Perfect Health System
      Mark Britnell—Palgrave Macmillan, October 2015. ISBN: 9781137496614. £19.99

    Highly commended

    • Dad’s not all there any more: A comic about Dementia
      Alex Demetris—Singing Dragon (Jessica Kingsley Publishers), December 2015. ISBN: 9781849057097. £7.99
    • Dementia, Culture and Ethnicity: Issues for All
      Julia Botsford and Karen Harrison Dening—Jessica Kingsley Publishers, April 2015. ISBN: 9781849054867. £29.99
    • Heaven and Hell: The Psychology of the Emotions
      Neel Burton—Acheron Press, March 2015. ISBN: 9780992912727. £15.99
    • On the Frontline with Voices: A Grassroots Handbook for Voice-Hearers, Carers and Clinicians
      Keith Butler—Speechmark Publishing Ltd, December 2015. ISBN: 9781909301696. £29.99
    • Peaceful, Pain free and Dignified: Palliative and End of Life Care for People on the Autism Spectrum. A Guide for Social Care Practitioners
      Jill Ferguson and Val Laurie—BILD, December 2015. ISBN: 9781905218417. £18.00
    • Positive Focus:  A Groupwork Approach to Self-harm
      Sarah Hodgkins—Speechmark Publishing Ltd, November 2015. ISBN: 9780863889790. £34.99

     

    Internal medicine

    Non-surgical aspects of endocrinology, gastroenterology, haematology, dermatology, respiratory medicine, rheumatology, nephrology, urology, ophthalmology General medicine should go in Medicine, Specialist surgical books aspects to go in Surgical specialties.

    First prize

    • Dermoscopy: An Illustrated Self-Assessment Guide. 2nd Edition
      Robert Johr and Wilhelm Stolz—McGraw-Hill Education, July 2015. ISBN: 9780071834346. £71.99

    Highly commended

    • Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. 12th Edition
      William D James, Timothy G Berger and Dirk M Elston—Elsevier, January 2015. ISBN: 9780323319676. £150.00
    • Eureka Respiratory Medicine
      Laura-Jane Smith, Jennifer Quint and Jeremy Brown; Series Editors: Janine Henderson, David Oliveira and Stephen Parker—JP Medical Ltd, March 2015. ISBN: 9781907816727. £22.95
    • Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders. 5th Edition
      Michael A. Grippi, Jack A. Elias, Jay A. Fishman, Allan I. Pack, Robert M. Senior and Robert M. Kotloff—McGraw-Hill Education, March 2015. ISBN: 9780071807289. £325.99
    • Hodson and Geddes’ Cystic Fibrosis. 4th Edition
      Andrew Bush, Diana Bilton and Margaret Hodson—CRC Press, July 2015. ISBN: 9781444180008. £149.00
    • Hoffbrand's Essential Haematology. 7th Edition
      A Victor Hoffbrand and Paul AH Moss—Wiley-Blackwell, October 2015. ISBN: 9781118408674. £45.99
    • Lecture Notes: Immunology. 7th Edition
      Ian Todd, Gavin Spickett and Lucy Fairclough—Wiley-Blackwell, September 2015. ISBN: 9781118451649. £26.99
    • Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology. 4th Edition
      Neil N Turner, Norbert Lameire, David J Goldsmith, Christopher G Winearls, Jonathan Himmelfarb and Giuseppe Remuzzi—Oxford University Press, October 2015. ISBN: 9780199592548. £450.00
    • Postgraduate Haematology. 7th Edition
      Victor Hoffbrand, Douglas R Higgs, David M Keeling and Atul B Mehta—Wiley-Blackwell, December 2015. ISBN: 9781118854327. £175.00
    • Retinal Pharmacotherapeutics
      Quan Dong Nguyen, Eduardo B Rodrigues, Michel Eid Farah, William F Mieler, and Diana V Do—S. Karger AG, October 2015. ISBN: 9783318055641. €296
    • Tattooed Skin and Health
      Jørgen Serup, Nicolas Kluger and Wolfgang Bäumler—S. Karger AG, March 2015. ISBN: 9783318027761. €184
    • The Hands-on Guide to Diabetes Care in Hospital
      David Levy—Wiley-Blackwell, December 2015. ISBN: 9781118973493. £21.99
    • Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. 13th Edition
      Shlomo Melmed, Kenneth S Polonsky, P Reed Larsen and Henry M Kronenberg—Elsevier, January 2015. ISBN: 9780323297387. $199.99

     

    Medicine

    General medicine, alternative medicine, diagnosis, nutrition, palliative care, rehabilitation, health care of the elderly.

    First prize

    • Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine. 5th Edition
      Nathan Cherny, Marie Fallon, Stein Kaasa, Russell K Portenoy and David C Currow—Oxford University Press, April 2015. ISBN: 9780199656097. £225.00

    Highly commended

    • A Comprehensive Guide to Chinese Medicine. 2nd Edition
      Ping-Chung Leung—World Scientific Publishing, November 2015. ISBN: 9789814678131. £32.00
    • Compassion: The Essence of Palliative and End-of-Life Care
      Philip J Larkin—Oxford University Press, October 2015. ISBN: 9780198703310. £29.99
    • Davidson's Essentials of Medicine. 2nd Edition
      Alastair J Innes—Elsevier Ltd, May 2015. ISBN: 9780702055928. £27.99
    • Mechanisms of Clinical Signs. 2nd Edition
      Mark Dennis, William Talbot Bowen, and Lucy Cho—Elsevier Australia, January 2016. ISBN: 9780729542371. £45.00
    • Palpation Techniques: Surface Anatomy for Physical Therapists. 2nd Edition
      Bernhard Reichert—Georg Thieme Verlag KG, April 2015. ISBN: 9783131463425. £60.00
    • Practical Medical Procedures at a Glance
      Rachel K Thomas—Wiley-Blackwell, April 2015. ISBN: 9781118632857. £25.99
    • The Practice of Medicinal Chemistry. 4th Edition
      Camille G Wermuth, David Aldous, Pierre Raboisson and Didier Rognan—Elsevier/Academic Press, February 2015. ISBN: 9780124172050. £80.75

     

    Neurology

    Non-surgical aspects of neurology.

    First prize

    • Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated. 2nd Edition
      Valérie Biousse and Nancy Newman—Thieme Publishers, December 2015. ISBN: 9781626231498. £72.00

    Highly commended

    • Common Pitfalls in Cerebrovascular Disease:  Case-Based Learning
      José Biller and José M Ferro—Cambridge University Press, July 2015. ISBN: 9780521173650. £44.99
    • Diagnostic Imaging: Brain. 3rd Edition
      Anne G Osborn, Karen L Salzman, Miral D Jhaveri and A James Barkovich—Elsevier, January 2015. ISBN: 9780323377546. £220.00
    • Molecular Neuropharmacology: A Foundation for Clinical Neuroscience. 3rd Edition
      Eric J. Nestler, Steven E. Hyman, David M. Holtzman and Robert C. Malenka—McGraw-Hill Education, January 2015. ISBN: 9780071827690. £50.99
    • Movement Disorders in Childhood. 2nd Edition
      Harvey S Singer, Jonathan W Mink, Donald L Gilbert and Joseph Jankovic—Elsevier/Academic Press, December 2015. ISBN: 9780124115736. £80.75
    • Netter's Atlas of Neuroscience. 3rd Edition
      David L Felten, M. Kerry O'Banion and Mary Summo Maida—Elsevier, January 2015. ISBN: 9780323265119. £40.00
    • Orofacial Pain and Headaches. 2nd Edition
      Edited by Yair Sharav and Rafael Benoliel—Quintessence Publishing Company, Inc., May 2015. ISBN: 9780867156805. £110.00
    • The Neurology of Consciousness: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropathology. 2nd Edition
      Steven Laureys, Olivia Gosseries and Giulio Tononi—Elsevier/Academic Press, October 2015. ISBN: 9780128009482. £64.59
    • The Treatment of Epilepsy 4th Edition
      Simon Shorvon, Emilio Perucca and Jerome Engel, Jr.—Wiley-Blackwell, October 2015. ISBN: 9781118937006. £240.00

     

    Obstetrics and gynaecology

    Obstetrics and gynaecology (but books for the general public should go in the Popular medicine category), reproduction medicine, fetal medicine.

    First prize

    • A Practical Guide to Fetal Echocardiography: Normal and Abnormal Hearts. 3rd Edition
      Alfred Abuhamad and Rabih Chaoui—Wolters Kluwer, October 2015. ISBN: 9781451176056. £80.00

    Highly commended

    • An Atlas of Time Lapse Embryology
      Alison Campbell and Simon Fishel—CRC Press, January 2015. ISBN: 9781482214468. £63.99
    • Atlas of Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery. 4th Edition
      Michael S Baggish and Mickey M Karram—Elsevier, January 2015. ISBN: 9780323225526. £180.00
    • Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use. 5th edition
      World Health Organization—World Health Organization, August 2015. ISBN: 9789241549158. £28.00
    • SBAs and EMQs for the MRCOG Part 2
      Shreelata Datta and Tahir Mahmood—Oxford University Press, July 2015. ISBN: 9780198745594. £29.99

     

    Oncology

    All aspects of oncology and haematological oncology.

    First prize

    • Problem Solving in Older Cancer Patients
      Alistair Ring, Danielle Harari, Tania Kalsi, Janine Mansi and Peter Selby—Clinical Publishing, November 2015. ISBN: 9781846921100. £39.95

    Highly commended

    • Clinical Radiation Oncology. 4th Edition
      Leonard L Gunderson and Joel E Tepper—Elsevier, January 2015. ISBN: 9780323240987. £200.00
    • Immuno-Oncology
      Olivier Michielin and George Coukos—S. Karger AG, September 2015. ISBN: 9783318055894. £130.00
    • Oxford Textbook of Oncology. 3rd Edition
      David J Kerr, Daniel G Haller, Cornelis J H van de Velde, and Michael Baumann—Oxford University Press, January 2016. ISBN: 9780199656103. £245.00
    • Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology. 7th Edition
      Philip A Pizzo and David G Poplack—Wolters Kluwer, August 2015. ISBN: 9781451194234. £267.00

     

    Paediatrics

    Paediatrics and adolescent medicine.

    First prize

    • Hurwitz Clinical Pediatric Dermatology: A Textbook of Skin Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence. 5th Edition
      Amy S Paller and Anthony J Mancini—Elsevier, January 2015. ISBN: 9780323244756. £112.00

    Highly commended

    • Paediatric Respiratory Medicine. 2nd Edition
      Jeremy Hull, Julian Forton, and Anne Thomson—Oxford University Press, February 2015. ISBN: 9780199687060. £49.99
    • The Color Atlas of Pediatrics. International Edition
      Richard Usatine, Camille Sabella, Mindy Ann Smith, E.J. Mayeaux Jr., Heidi S. Chumley and Elumalai Appachi—McGraw-Hill Education, January 2015. ISBN: 9781259251498. £68.99

     

    Pathology

    Pathology and histopathology.

    First prize

    • Diagnostic Pathology: Kidney Diseases 2nd Edition
      Robert Colvin and Anthony Chang—AMIRSYS, January 2015. ISBN: 9780323377072. £220.00

    Highly commended

    • Atlas of Head and Neck Pathology. 3rd Edition
      Bruce M Wenig—Elsevier, January 2015. ISBN: 9781455733828. £250.00
    • Diagnostic Pathology: Molecular Oncology
      Mohamad A Vasef and Aaron Auerbach—AMIRSYS, January 2015. ISBN: 9780323376785. £220.00
    • Greenfield's Neuropathology (Two Volume Set) 9th Edition
      Seth Love, Herbert Budka, James Ironside and Arie Perry—CRC Press, April 2015. ISBN: 9781498721288. £440.00
    • WHO Classification of Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart. 4th Edition
      William D Travis, Elisabeth Brambilla, Allen P Burke, Alexander Marx and Andrew G Nicholson—World Health Organization, March 2015. ISBN: 9789283224365. CHF 135

     

    Popular medicine

    Clinical books aimed at the general public. Non-clinical books aimed at the general public go in Basis of medicine.

    First prize

    • Finding Your Way with Your Baby: The emotional life of parents and babies
      Dilys Daws and Alexandra de Rementeria—Routledge, February 2015. ISBN: 9781138787063. £19.99

    Highly commended

    • Another Twinkle in the Eye: Contemplating Another Pregnancy After Perinatal Mental Illness
      Elaine Hanzak—CRC Press, September 2015. ISBN: 9781846198885. £19.99
    • Neurotribes: the Legacy of Autism and How to think Smarter about People who think Differently
      Steve Silberman—Allen & Unwin, September 2015. ISBN: 9781760113636. £16.99
    • Overcoming Chronic Fatigue in Young People: A cognitive behavioural self-help guide
      Katharine Rimes and Trudie Chalder—Routledge, July 2015. ISBN: 9781138802896. £14.99
    • Overcoming Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Concussion Symptoms: A Self-help Guide using Evidence-based techniques
      Nigel S King—Robinson, October 2015. ISBN: 9781472136091. £12.99
    • Reaching down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain
      Allan Ropper (with B.D. Burrell)—Atlantic Books, January 2015. ISBN: 9781782395478. £17.99
    • The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet: Lose Weight Fast and Reprogramme your Body
      Dr Michael Mosley—Short Books, December 2015. ISBN: 9781780722405. £8.99
    • The Health Gap: the Challenge of an Unequal World
      Michael Marmot—Bloomsbury Publishing, September 2015. ISBN: 9781408857991. £20.00
    • This Living and Immortal Thing
      Austin Duffy—Granta Books, January 2016. ISBN: 9781783781676. £12.99

     

    Primary healthcare

    General practice, occupational health.

    First prize

    • Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine. 2nd Edition
      Chris Johnson, Sarah R Anderson, Jon Dallimore, Chris Imray, Shane Winser, James Moore and David A. Warrell—Oxford University Press, May 2015. ISBN: 9780199688418. £34.99

    Highly commended

    • Contraception Made Easy
      Laura Percy and Diana Mansour—Scion Publishing Ltd, August 2015. ISBN: 9781907904301. £18.99
    • The 10-minute Consultation: Persistent Pain
      Martin Johnson and Ann Taylor—Cedilla Publishing, August 2015. ISBN: 9781905982103. £9.99
    • The Naked Consultation: A Practical Guide to Primary Care Consultation Skills. 2nd Edition
      Liz Moulton—CRC Press, January 2016. ISBN: 9781910227114. £22.99

     

    Psychiatry

    Psychiatry, forensic medicine, substance misuse, mental health, counselling, psychology.

    First prize

    • Fundamentals of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 4th Edition
      Ian M Anderson and R Hamish McAllister-Williams—CRC Press, August 2015. ISBN: 9781498718943. £29.99

    Highly commended

    • Disruptive Mood: Irritability in Children and Adolescents
      Argyris Stringaris and Eric Taylor—Oxford University Press, March 2015. ISBN: 9780199674541. £24.99
    • Enabling Recovery: The Principles and Practice of Rehabilitation Psychiatry. 2nd Edition
      Frank Holloway, Sridevi Kalidindi, Helen Killaspy and Glenn Roberts—Royal College of Psychiatrists, July 2015. ISBN: 9781909726338. £35.00
    • Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. 2nd Edition
      Samar Reghunandanan, Naomi A. Fineberg and Dan J. Stein—Oxford University Press, June 2015. ISBN: 9780198706878. £19.99
    • Parental Psychiatric Disorder. 3rd Edition
      Andrea Reupert, Darryl Maybery, Joanne Nicholson, Michael Göpfert and Mary V Seeman—Cambridge University Press, July 2015. ISBN: 9781107070684. £69.99
    • Textbook of Evolutionary Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine: The Origins of Psychopathology. 2nd Edition
      Martin Brüne—Oxford University Press, November 2015. ISBN: 9780198717942. £44.99
    • The Psychoanalytic Model of the Mind
      Elizabeth L. Auchincloss—American Psychiatric Association Publishing, May 2015. ISBN: 9781585624713. £39.00
    • Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide to DSM-5®
      American Psychiatric Association—American Psychiatric Association Publishing, May 2015. ISBN: 9781585624911. £16.99

     

    Public health

    Public health, communicable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases.

    First prize

    • Health Inequalities: Critical Perspectives
      Katherine E Smith, Sarah E Hill and Clare Bambra—Oxford University Press, November 2015. ISBN: 9780198703358. £34.99

    Highly commended

    • Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 7th Edition
      Peter Davey, Mark Wilcox, William Irving, and Guy Thwaites—Oxford University Press, May 2015. ISBN: 9780199689774. £44.99
    • Forensic Toxicology: Principles and Concepts
      Nicholas T Lappas and Courtney M Lappas—Elsevier/Academic Press, January 2016. ISBN: 9780127999678. £51.84
    • Guidelines for the Treatment of Malaria. 3rd Edition
      World Health Organization—World Health Organization, June 2015. ISBN: 9789241549127. £28.00
    • Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents. 2nd Edition
      Ramesh C Gupta—Elsevier/Academic Press, January 2015. ISBN: 9780128001592. £155.00
    • How AIDS Changed Everything—MDG6: 15 Years, 15 Lessons of Hope from the AIDS Response
      UNAIDS—UNAIDS, July 2015. ISBN: 9789292530693. £0.00
    • Infection Prevention and Control: Perceptions and Perspectives
      Paul Elliott, Julie Storr and Annette Jeanes—CRC Press, September 2015. ISBN: 9781846199899. £32.99
    • Nutrition for Developing Countries. 3rd Edition
      Edited by Felicity Savage King, Ann Burgess, Victoria J Quinn, and Akoto K Osei—Oxford University Press, October 2015. ISBN: 9780199685226. £35.00
    • Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th Edition
      Roger Detels, Martin Gulliford, Quarraisha Abdool Karim and Chorh Chuan Tan—Oxford University Press, February 2015. ISBN: 9780199661756. £325.00
    • Principles of Toxicology. 3rd Edition
      Karen E. Stine and Thomas M. Brown—CRC Press, April 2015. ISBN: 9781466503427. £49.99
    • Sex by Numbers: What Statistics Can Tell Us About Sexual Behaviour
      David Spiegelhalter—Profile Books, April 2015. ISBN: 9781781253298. £12.99
    • World Report on Ageing and Health
      World Health Organization—World Health Organization, October 2015. ISBN: 9789241565042. CHF 40

     

    Radiology

    All aspects of radiology.

    First prize

    • Diagnostic Imaging: Spine. 3rd Edition
      Jeffrey S Ross and Kevin R Moore—AMIRSYS, January 2015. ISBN: 9780323377058. £220.00

    Highly commended

    • Abdominal X-Rays for Medical Students
      Christopher Clarke and Anthony Dux—Wiley-Blackwell, May 2015. ISBN: 9781118600559. £22.99
    • Learning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics. 3rd Edition
      William Herring—Elsevier, January 2015. ISBN: 9780323328074. £38.00
    • MRI at a Glance. 3rd Edition
      Catherine Westbrook—Wiley-Blackwell, December 2015. ISBN: 9781119053552. £28.99
    • Neuroimaging: The Essentials
      Pina Sanelli, Pamela Schaefer and Laurie Loevner—Wolters Kluwer, October 2015. ISBN: 9781451191356. £92.00

     

    Surgery

    General surgery, trauma and orthopaedics, plastic surgery, Accident and Emergency, medicine (surgery of specialties should go with the Surgical Specialties category).

    First prize

    • Atlas of Surgical Techniques in Trauma
      Demetrios Demetriades, Kenji Inaba and George Velmahos—Cambridge University Press, March 2015. ISBN: 9781107044593. £95.00

    Highly commended

    • Comprehensive Cleft Care (Two Volume Set) 2nd Edition
      Joseph F Losee and Richard E Kirschner—CRC Press, December 2015. ISBN: 9781482240894. £230.00
    • Grabb's Encyclopedia of Flaps: Head and Neck. 5th Edition
      Berish Strauch, Louis O Vasconez, Charles K Herman and Bernard T Lee—Wolters Kluwer, December 2015. ISBN: 9781451194609. £232.00
    • Lecture Notes: General Surgery. 13th Edition
      Harold Ellis, Sir Roy Calne and Christopher Watson—Wiley-Blackwell, January 2016. ISBN: 9781118742051. £29.99
    • Review of Plastic Surgery
      Donald W Buck II—Elsevier, January 2015. ISBN: 9780323354912. $99.99
    • Trauma for the FRCS (Tr + Orth) Examination
      Alex Trompeter and David Elliott—Oxford University Press, November 2015. ISBN: 9780198749059. £40.00

     

    Surgical specialties

    Specialist surgical aspects of the replaced internal medicine categories.

    First prize

    • Pediatric Neurosurgery: Tricks of the Trade
      Alan R Cohen—Thieme Publishers, December 2015. ISBN: 9781604068696. £164.00

    Highly commended

    • Adult Chest Surgery. 2nd Edition
      David J. Sugarbaker, Raphael Bueno, Yolanda Colson, Michael Jaklitsch, Mark J. Krasna and Steven Mentzer—McGraw-Hill Education, January 2015. ISBN: 9780071781893. £244.99
    • Campbell-Walsh Urology. 11th Edition
      Alan J Wein, Louis R Kavoussi, Alan W Partin and Craig A Peters—Elsevier, January 2015. ISBN: 9781455775675. £380.00
    • Enhancing Surgical Performance: A Primer in Non-technical Skills
      Rhona Flin, George G Youngson and Steven Yule—CRC Press, July 2015. ISBN 9781482246322. £49.99
    • Eye Surgery in Hot Climates. 4th Edition
      William Dean and John Sandford-Smith—JP Medical Ltd, March 2015. ISBN: 9781909836235. £30.00
    • Logan Turner’s Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear: Head and Neck Surgery. 11th Edition
      S Musheer Hussain—CRC Press, November 2015. ISBN: 9780340987322. £49.99
    • Practical Laryngology
      Declan Costello and Guri Sandhu—CRC Press, December 2015. ISBN: 9781444183665. £85.00
    • The Eye:  Basic Sciences in Practice. 4th Edition
      John Forrester, Andrew Dick, Paul McMenamin, Fiona Roberts and Eric Pearlman—Elsevier, April 2015. ISBN: 9780702055546. £84.99
    • Transplantation of the Liver. 3rd Edition
      Ronald W Busuttil and Gøran BG Klintmalm—Elsevier, January 2015. ISBN: 9781455702688. $355.00