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Medical book awards winners


BMA Medical Book of the Year 2018

Oxford Textbook of Sleep DisordersOxford Textbook of Sleep Disorders
edited by Sudhansu Chokroverty and Luigi Ferini-Strambi
Published by Oxford University Press, July 2017
(ISBN: 9780199682003 £125.00)

"...In short, this is a complete manual to set up a sleep clinic." 

Dr Tim Yates MA MRCP PhD
- Reviewer

This textbook covers the rapid advances in scientific, technical, clinical, and therapeutic aspects of sleep medicine which have captivated sleep scientists and clinicians. It aims to introduce sleep disorders within the context of classical neurological diseases, giving an in-depth coverage of the topic in a logical and orderly way, while emphasizing the practical aspects in a succinct and lucid manner. Rapid advances have occurred recently in the understanding of the basic science, technical, clinical and therapeutic aspects of sleep medicine. At the same time, there has been a rapid increase in the number of people involved in clinical sleep medicine and sleep research, in addition to an explosive growth in the number of sleep centres, laboratories and programs, and an increasing number of sleep societies and sleep medicine journals worldwide. Despite this growth of research activity in sleep medicine, there is a distinct lack of adequate knowledge and awareness of sleep disorders in the neurological community, and thus, sleep disorders are not dealt with adequately by most practicing neurologists. This book summarizes the recent advances in sleep medicine, with a special emphasis on sleep neurology.

Sudhansu Chokroverty, Professor and Director of Sleep Research, Co-Chair Emeritus of Neurology, JFK Neuroscience Institute, Edison ,NJ, USA; Professor of Neuroscience, Seton Hall University, South Orange ,NJ, USA; Clinical Professor of Neurology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, and Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Professor of Neurology, Sleep Disorders Centre, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

Sudhansu Chokroverty is Professor and Director of Sleep Research at the JFK Neuroscience Institute, Edison, NJ, USA; Professor of Neuroscience at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, USA; and Clinical Professor of Neurology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA. His research interests include Blink reflex excitability in Restless legs Syndrome and narcolepsy-cataplexy, Neurophysiologic investigation of myoclonus and tremor, Startle reflex study in normals and RLS patients, PLMS actigraphic study correlating with overnight PSG study, Abnormal motor activities during REM sleep, Transient phenomena at sleep onset: A clinical and PSG study, Cyclic alternating pattern in the PSG, sleep apnea and CPAP titration, and Actigraphic study in insomnia.

Luigi Ferini-Strambi is Clinical Group Leader at San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Sleep Disorders Centre, Milan, Italy; and Associate Professor of Psychology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy. His research interests in the field of sleep disorders include insomnia, hypersomnia, movement disorders, and sleep-related behaviour.

It was reviewed by Dr Tim Yates MA MRCP PhD, chief medical information officer and registrar in neurology, at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust who wrote: ‘Millennials are the ‘tired generation’ with insufficient sleep is a common complaint. Other sleep disorders including hypersomnias may be even more disabling. Many medical and particularly neurological disorders and their associated therapies impact negatively on sleep and that is poorly appreciated. The authors advance the idea that sleep is now a major public health issue but despite the need, sleep disorders are under represented on training curricula and consequently patients often find it difficult locating the help they need. What is particularly valuable is a call to arms to consider that sleep disorders may be present as a consequence of other common conditions, and how looking for those and treating them sensitively can improve function substantially. Where possible, tips for diagnosis are included and details of the latest diagnostic tests and treatments are covered. In short, this is a complete manual to set up a sleep clinic. This is a unique text for anyone looking to broaden their practice for the benefit of their patients, or those who wish to establish badly needed new sleep services.’


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  • Special category winners

    The BMA Illustrated Book Award

    Cajal's Neuronal Forest: Science and ArtCajal's Neuronal Forest: Science and Art
    by Javier DeFelipe
    Published by Oxford University Press, November 2017 (ISBN: 9780190842833 $79.95)

    Cajal's Neuronal Forest: Science and Art continues the tradition set forth by its sister volume Cajal's Butterflies of the Soul (OUP, 2009). This new collection contains hundreds of beautiful rarely-seen-before figures produced throughout the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century by famed father-of-modern-neuroscience Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) and his contemporaries. Cajal was captivated by the beautiful shapes of the cells of the nervous system. He and his fellow scientists saw neurons as trees and glial cells as bushes. Given their high density and arrangement, neurons and glial resembled a thick forest, a seemingly impenetrable terrain of interacting cells mediating cognition and behaviour. In unravelling the mysteries of the brain, these researchers encountered an almost infinite number of cellular forms with an extraordinary beauty, which they could not help but put pen to paper, allowing them to discover a new artistic world - the neuronal forest - that gave free rein not only to their imagination, but to a new way of viewing the brain as well.

    This book has been divided into two parts. The first focuses on the scientific atmosphere in Cajal's times, on the history of the neuron, and the anatomical challenge posed in studying neuronal connections. It also delves into the artistic skills of Cajal and other important pioneers in neuroscience and how the neuronal forests have served as an unlimited source of artistic inspiration. The second consists of 275 original drawings by Cajal. All were published over the course of his scientific career and cover virtually all of his research fields of interest, including the spinal cord, the optic lobe and retina, cerebral cortex, and many other regions of the brain.

    Cajal's Neuronal Forest: Science and Art is a testament to the natural beauty found in science. Despite the common misconception that the drawings of Cajal and other scientists of the time are pieces of art, these drawings are in fact copies of histological preparations and contributed greatly to the discoveries made in the field of neuroscience.

    Javier DeFelipe is a Research Professor at the Instituto Cajal (CSIC), Madrid, Spain. His main area of expertise lies in the microanatomy of the cerebral cortex. The frequent citation of his work in the scientific literature reflects the variety and excellence of his numerous contributions. Prof. DeFelipe is also fascinated by the link between the study of the brain and art and has been involved in organizing and curating numerous exhibitions around the world. He has written several articles, chapters and books on both this subject and the influence of Santiago Ramón y Cajal in modern neuroscience.

    It was reviewed by Dr Tim Wilkinson who said: ‘This is a beautiful book made to a high quality and the pictures are works of art. It combines history, art and neuroscience, and promotes the great work of Santiago Ramon y Cajal. Anyone who wants to learn more about this area will really enjoy this book. The book's main strength is its beautiful, high-quality production; the pictures are fantastic and the history is well-written and readable.’

    The BMA Student Textbook Award

    Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance, 5th EditionNeuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance, 5th Edition
    by Roger A Barker, Francesca Cicchetti, Emma SJ Robinson
    Published by Wiley-Blackwell, October 2017 (ISBN: 9781119168416 £26.99)

    Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance is a highly illustrated, quick reference guide to the anatomy, biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology of the human nervous system. Each chapter features a summary of the anatomical structure and function of a specific component of the central nervous system, a section on applied neurobiology outlining how to approach a patient with neurological or psychiatric problems aligned to the chapter topic, standard diagnostic procedures for most common scenarios, as well as an overview of treatment and management options. All medical students receive a block of Neuroscience/Neuroanatomy teaching and formal testing, in the first one or two years, which provides the foundations for later Clinical Neurology teaching.  It is a notoriously difficult topic, both in terms of understanding the initial anatomy, followed by neurological conditions.  There is a continued need, in both the UK and US markets, for a short text which covers basic neuroscience building to pathology and pharmacology, i.e. becoming more clinically relevant as the reader progresses, which mirrors a typical curriculum.

    Roger A. Barker is from the John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair and Department of Neurology, University of Cambridge, UK

    Francesca Cicchetti is from the Centre de Recherche du CHU de Québec (CHUQ), Université Laval, Q, Canada

    Emma S.J. Robinson is from the  School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience, University of Bristol, UKK

    It was reviewed by Dr Narayanamoorti Saravanan who said: ‘This book is very useful for trainees and post graduate students as a concise source for revision. The pictorial illustrations are excellent. This is an excellent and concise resource covering the breadth of Neuroscience. It is an excellent concise neuroscience resource for students and trainees.’


    BMA Young Authors Prize

    Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a GlancePre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance
    by William Seligman, Sameer Ganatra, Timothy Parker and Syed Masud.
    Published by Wiley-Blackwell, October 2017 (ISBN: 9781118829929 £29.99)

    Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance offers healthcare students and trainees the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills relevant to the provision of immediate care outside of the hospital. This concise text provides information on the principles of managing acutely unwell patients with life-threatening injuries at the scene of their accident, all in highly-illustrated double-page spreads to help explain key messages.  It is the first student focused text available which covers pre-hospital emergency medicine in an accessible and highly illustrated format and provides students and trainees with the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills to handle a pre-hospital trauma emergency, such as major haemorrhage, airway injury or spinal injury.

    Pre-hospital emergency medicine focuses on caring for seriously ill or injured patients in urban, rural, or remote settings before they reach hospital, and during emergency transfer to hospital or between hospitals. Trainees in the subspecialty respond to emergencies and undertake patient transfers by car, ambulance, and helicopter. Responding by air and learning the complex issues surrounding air travel and air casualty evacuation are important aspects of the training. Whilst trauma was once considered relatively infrequent, and as such an incidental component of medical education, the increasing political drive to increase standards of care, the centralization of trauma services, and wider availability of pre-hospital emergency medicine posts, means its integration into undergraduate medical education is of increasing importance.  Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine is an emerging specialty which is seeing huge student interest. The first student resource to cover pre-hospital care, Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance, uses the popular double-page spread layout to provide both essential knowledge and practical skills required to assist in a pre-hospital trauma emergency.

    William Seligman, University of Oxford Medical School, UK

    Sameer Ganatra, University of Oxford Medical School, UK

    Timothy Parker, University of Oxford Medical School, UK

    Syed Masud, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Major Trauma and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine, University of Oxford, UK

    It was reviewed by Dr Jonathan R Clowes FRCGP, who said: ‘This is an excellent introductory text with broad overview for the benefit of medical students, junior Drs and paramedics wanting to understand the scope of the topic.  It is an authoritative text from specialists.  Pre-hospital emergency care is not well catered for in the book market and this book provides an excellent overview.’


    BMA President's Award (chosen by Professor Dinesh Bhugra CBE)

    How to Implement Evidence-Based HealthcareHow to Implement Evidence-Based Healthcare
    by Trisha Greenhalgh
    Published by Wiley-Blackwell, June 2017 (ISBN: 9781119238522 £31.99)

    From the author of the bestselling introduction to evidence-based medicine, this brand new title makes sense of the complex and confusing landscape of implementation science, the role of research impact, and how to avoid research waste. How to Implement Evidence-Based Healthcare clearly and succinctly demystifies the implementation process, and explains how to successfully apply evidence-based healthcare to practice in order to ensure safe and effective practice.  Written in an engaging and practical style, it includes frameworks, tools and techniques for successful implementation and behavioural change, as well as in-depth coverage and analysis of key themes and topics.

    Implementation Science is a growing field and the notion of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and how to address the translational gap is a top international research and policy priority.  Successful implementation of evidence-based medicine is central to ensuring save and effective healthcare.  However, whilst EBM has moved forwards in leaps and bounds in the past 20 years, the gap between what we know and what we do has remained stubbornly difficult to close. In the UK (and the EU more widely) is a policy push towards ‘research impact’. This is evidenced, for example, by the ‘pathways to impact’ requirement for MRC and EU grant applications (applicants must state what impact they think their research will have and how they will achieve that impact), and by the Research Excellence Framework’s allocation of 20% of the annual research grant to universities on the basis of ‘impact case studies’ from 2014. This brand new title makes sense of the complex and confusing landscape of implementation science, and how to successfully apply evidence-based medicine to practice, in order to ensure safe and effective healthcare.

    Trisha Greenhalgh is  Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK.

    It was reviewed by  Dr Emily Donovan who said: ‘It was very refreshing to read up to date research from this author, as the current MRes in Primary Care that I am completing refers to her research that was done 20 years ago! Due to the extensive research Greenhalgh has done, she uses her research to explain the theories and themes she discusses in this book.  I enjoyed this authors style of writing, that is often very personal, unlike much of the dry reading on EBHC.  It has given me a better understanding of how to present my research to different stakeholders. I really liked the bit on abstract writing.  The need for qualitative research, or at least mixed methods research, in understanding how to implement EBHC was key for me and I am pleased that the social sciences are recognised as key players in implementing EBHC.’


    BMA Council Chair's Choice (chosen by Dr Chaand Nagpaul)

    Connecting with CancerConnecting with Cancer
    by Reginald R Hall and Robert Olley
    Published by Melrose Books, June 2017 (ISBN: 9781912026388 £19.99)

    Written by a retired surgeon this book tells the stories of 35 people who have experienced cancer, in their own words, transcribed and edited from recorded personal interviews. It is the product of a unique cancer support charity in the North East of England (Cancer Connections, South Tyneside), the narratives are personal and sometimes very intimate, representing 17 different types of cancer and bereavement. The stories are those of people from many different walks of life including children. For the general public such a book could be an unattractive and difficult subject. It has, therefore, been illustrated by Robert Olley, a South Shields artist renowned for his paintings and sculptures of coal mining and everyday life. His illustrations have enlivened, enlightened and transformed the book through their empathy, humour and sensitivity.  

    It was reviewed by Dr Stephanie E Hicks  who said: ‘This book is a good place to start for those who want first-hand experiences of living with cancer as it highlights the need to focus on the person rather than their disease and how cancer can affect the whole person and their family. It is very easy to read and the illustrations bring the stories to life.   The narrative basis is relatable and emotive.’


    BMA Reviewer of the Year

    Dr Colin A J Farquharson

    Colin Farquharson is a Consultant Cardiologist and the Deputy Medical Director for the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

    He trained at Dundee University, then undertook general medical training in Tayside / Edinburgh, then advanced training in Cardiology across Yorkshire and Harefield Hospital (UK), Los Angeles (USA) and Adelaide / Melbourne (Australia).

    He worked as a Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, between 2005 and 2012. He then took up the post of Senior Staff Cardiologist / Professor of Cardiology at Royal Darwin Hospital, Australia between 2012 and 2015, before returning back to North East Lincolnshire in 2016. His research interests include vascular biology in chronic heart failure and the management of valvular heart disease.

  • All category winners


    Anaesthesia (including anaesthesia of specialties) and critical care.

    First prize

    • How to Survive in Anaesthesia, 5th Edition.
      by Neville Robinson, William Fawcett and George Hall.
      Cambridge University Press, March 2017. ISBN: 9781316614020. £34.99

    Highly commended

    • Clinical Anesthesia, 8th Edition.
      Paul G Barash, Bruce F Cullen, Robert K Stoelting, Michael K Cahalan, M Christine Stock, Rafael Ortega, Sam R Sharar and Natalie Holt
      —Lippincott, May 2017. ISBN: 9781496337009. £168
    • Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 4th Edition.
      Lee A Fleisher, Michael F Roizen and Jeffrey D Roizen—Elsevier Inc, May 2017. ISBN: 9780323394970. $99.99
    • Evidence-Based Critical Care
      Robert C Hyzy—Springer International Publishing, May 2017. ISBN: 9783319433394. £171.50
    • Medical Ventilator System Basics: A clinical guide
      Yuan Lei—Oxford University Press, June 2017. ISBN: 9780198784975. £39.99
    • Stoelting's Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease, 7th edition.
      Roberta L Hines and Katherine E Marschall—Elsevier Inc, April 2017. ISBN: 9780323401371. $179.99
    • The Walls Manual of Emergency Airway Management, 5th edition.
      Calvin A Brown, John C Sakles and Nathan W Mick—Lippincott, June 2017. ISBN: 9781496351968. £69

    Basic and clinical sciences

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

    First prize

    • The Cervical Spine: An atlas of normal anatomy and the morbid anatomy of ageing and injuries
      James Taylor—Elsevier, September 2017. ISBN: 9780729542715. AU$89.00

    Highly commended

    • Case Closed! Neuroanatomy
      Warren Berger and John Berger—CRC Press, March 2017. ISBN: 9781498728522. £24.99
    • Developmental Neurobiology
      Lynne M Bianchi—Garland Science, October 2017. ISBN: 9780815344827. £48.00
    • Gray’s Surface Anatomy and Ultrasound: A Foundation for Clinical Practice
      Claire F Smith, Andrew Dilley, Barry S Mitchell and Richard L Drake—Elsevier Ltd, August 2017. ISBN: 9780702070181. £29.99 
    • Microbiology in Your Pocket: Quick Pathogen Review
      Melphine Harriott—Thieme Publishers, October 2017. ISBN: 9781626234154. $49.99
    • Oxford Desk Reference: Clinical Genetics and Genomics, 2nd Edition
      Helen V Firth and Jane A Hurst—Oxford University Press, September 2017. ISBN: 9780199557509. £70.00
    • Oxford Textbook of Medical Mycology
      Christopher C Kibbler, Richard Barton, Neil AR Gow, Susan Howell, Donna M MacCallum and Rohini J Manuel
      —Oxford University Press, December 2017. ISBN: 9780198755388. £125
    • Renal and Electrolyte Disorders, 8th Edition
      Robert W Schrier—Lippincott, August 2017. ISBN: 9781496340245. £78
    • Skin Tissue Models
      Alexandra P Marques, Rogérico P Pirraco, Mariana T Cerquiera and Rui L Reis—Academic Press, November 2017. ISBN: 9780128105450. $125.00


    Basis of medicine

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

    First prize

    • Faces from the Front: Harold Gillies, The Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup and the Origins of Modern Plastic Surgery
      Andrew Bamji—Helion & Company Ltd, August 2017. ISBN: 9781911512660. £29.95

    Highly commended

    • ABC of Clinical Communication
      Nicola Cooper and John Frain—Wiley-Blackwell, October 2017. ISBN: 9781119246985. £26.99
    • ABC of Clinical Professionalism
      Nicola Cooper, Anna Frain, John Frain—Wiley-Blackwell, January 2018. ISBN: 9781119266662. £26.99
    • Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery
      Henry Marsh—Weidenfeld & Nicolson, May 2017. ISBN: 9781474603867. £16.99
    • Cajal's Neuronal Forest: Science and Art
      Javier DeFelipe—Oxford University Press, November 2017. ISBN: 9780190842833. $79.95
    • Clinical Research Monitoring: A European Approach
      Ad van Dooren—World Scientific Publishing, November 2017. ISBN: 9789813223172. £148
    • Healthcare Economics Made Easy, 2nd Edition
      Daniel Jackson—Scion Publishing Ltd, July 2017. ISBN: 9781907904974. £18.99
    • How to Implement Evidence-Based Healthcare
      Trisha Greenhalgh—Wiley-Blackwell, June 2017. ISBN: 9781119238522. £31.99
    • Lady Fanshawe's Receipt Book: The Life and Times of a Civil War Heroine
      Lucy Moore—Atlantic Books, November 2017. ISBN: 9781782398103. £20
    • Marketisation, Ethics and Healthcare: Policy, Practice and Moral Formation
      Therese Feiler, Joshua Hordern and Andrew Papanikitas—CRC Press, January 2018. ISBN: 9781138735736. £115.00
    • Monitoring Detention, Custody, Torture and Ill-treatment: A Practical Approach to Prevention and Documentation
      Jason Payne-James, Jonathan Beynon and Duarte Vieira—CRC Press, September 2017. ISBN: 9781444167320. £69.99
    • Public Health Law: Ethics, Governance, and Regulation
      John Coggon, Keith Syrett and AM Viens—Routledge, December 2016. ISBN: 9781138790759. £39.99
    • The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
      Lindsey Fitzharris—Allen Lane, October 2017. ISBN: 9780241262498. £16.99



    Non-surgical aspects of cardiology.

    First prize

    • The Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Handbook, 4th Edition
      Morton J Kern, Paul Sorajja and Michael J Lim—Elsevier Inc, July 2017. ISBN: 9780323476713. $69.99

    Highly commended

    • Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside, 7th Edition
      Douglas P Zipes, José Jalife and William G Stevenson—Elsevier Inc, July 2017. ISBN: 9780323447331. $259.99
    • Case Studies in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
      John M Miller, Mithilesh K Das and Douglas P Zipes—Elsevier Inc, February 2017. ISBN: 9780323187725. $169.99
    • Clinical Echocardiography Review, 2nd Edition
      Allan L Klein and Craig R Asher—Lippincott, April 2017. ISBN: 9781451195378. £119
    • Intraoperative and Interventional Echocardiography, 2nd Edition
      Donald C Oxorn and Catherine M Otto—Elsevier Inc, March 2017. ISBN: 9780323358255. $249.99
    • Textbook of Clinical Hemodynamics, 2nd Edition
      Michael Ragosta—Elsevier Inc, June 2017. ISBN: 9780323480420. $99.99


    Digital and online resources

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

    First prize

    • Grant's Dissection Videos
      by Alan J Detton
      Lippincott, August 2017. ISBN: 9781496319180 

    Highly commended

    • Health Equity Assessment Toolkit
      by World Health Organization and Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor and Anne Schlotheuber
      World Health Organization, January 2017


    Health and social care

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

    First prize

    • Pain: A Sociological Introduction
      Elaine Denny—Polity, November 2017. ISBN: 9780745655550. £15.99

    Highly commended

    • Connecting with Cancer
      Reginald R Hall and Robert Olley—Melrose Books, June 2017. ISBN: 9781912026388. £199
    • Social Marketing and Public Health: Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition
      Jeff French—Oxford University Press, January 2017. ISBN: 9780198717690. £29.99
    • Social research in health and illness: case-based approaches
      Constantinos N Phellas and Costas S Constantinou—Routledge, January 2017. ISBN: 9781472452283
    • The ABCs of coping with anxiety: Using CBT to manage stress and anxiety
      James Cowart—Crown House Publishing Ltd, July 2017. ISBN: 9781785831676. £12.99
    • Where There Is No Psychiatrist: A Mental Health Care Manual, 2nd Edition
      Vikram Patel and Charlotte Hanlon—Cambridge University Press, January 2018. ISBN: 9781909726833. £10.00


    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

    • Essentials of Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine, 6th Edition
      Nicola Zammitt and Alastair O'Brien—Elsevier Ltd, September 2017. ISBN: 9780702066030. £27.99

    Highly commended

    • Acute Medicine, 5th Edition
      David Sprigings and John B Chambers—Wiley-Blackwell, July 2017. ISBN: 9781118644287. £44.99
    • Dermatology, 4th Edition
      Jean L Bolognia, Julie V Schaffer and Lorenzo Cerroni—Elsevier Inc, November 2017. ISBN: 9780702062759. $479.99
    • Eureka Gastrointestinal Medicine
      Rachel Shakespeare, John Green and Jeff Turner—JP Medical Publishers, June 2017. ISBN: 9781909836273. £22.95
    • Haematology Lecture Notes, 10th Edition
      Christian SR Hatton, Deborah Hay and David M Keeling—Wiley-Blackwell, September 2017. ISBN: 9781119264255. £29.99
    • Handbook of Liver Disease, 4th Edition
      Lawrence S Friedman and Paul Martin—Elsevier Inc, August 2017. ISBN: 9780323478748. $79.99
    • IASLC Thoracic Oncology, 2nd Edition
      Harvey I Pass, David Ball and Giorgio V Scagliotti—Elsevier Inc, June 2017. ISBN: 9780323523578. $229.99
    • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: A Clinician's Guide
      Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan, Ramnik J Xavier and Daniel K Podolsky—Wiley-Blackwell, April 2017. ISBN: 9781119077602. £89.99
    • Leukaemia Diagnosis, 5th Edition
      Barbara J Bain—Wiley-Blackwell, March 2017. ISBN: 9781119210542. £130.00
    • Pediatric Hematology: A Practical Guide
      Robert Wynn, Rukhmi Bhat and Paul Monagle—Cambridge University Press, February 2017. ISBN: 9781107439368. £59.99
    • Practical Diabetes Care, 4th Edition
      David Levy—Wiley-Blackwell, January 2018. ISBN: 9781119052241. £49.99/ $65.00



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

    First prize

    • Talley & O'Connor's Clinical Examination, 8th Edition
      Nicholas J Talley and Simon O'Connor—Elsevier, August 2017. ISBN: 9780729542593. 159.95AUD

    Highly commended

    • 100 Diagnostic Dilemmas in Clinical Medicine
      Kerry Layne—CRC Press, June 2017. ISBN: 9781482238174. £24.95
    • Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care, 2nd Edition
      Keri Thomas, Ben Lobo and Karen Detering—Oxford University Press, November 2017. ISBN: 9780198802136. £32.99
    • Diabetes in Old Age, 4th Edition
      Alan J Sinclair, Trisha Dunning, Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas and Medha Munshi—Wiley-Blackwell, February 2017. ISBN: 9781118954591. £120.00/ $150.00
    • Essentials of Human Nutrition, 5th Edition
      Jim Mann and Stewart Truswell—Oxford University Press, April 2017. ISBN: 9780198752981. £49.99
    • Excellent Dementia Care in Hospitals
      Jo James, Beth Cotton, Jules Knight, Rita Freyne, Josh Pettit and Lucy Gilby—Jessica Kingsley Publishers, March 2017. ISBN: 9781785921087. £16.99
    • How Medicines are Born: The Imperfect Science of Drugs
      Lisa Vozza and Maurizio D'Incalci, Translated by Andreas Gescher—World Scientific Publishing, June 2017. ISBN: 9781786342980. £23
    • Hutchison's Clinical Methods: An Integrated Approach to Clinical Practice, 24th Edition
      Michael Glynn and William M Drake—Elsevier, May 2017. ISBN: 9780702067396. £45.99
    • Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 5th Edition
      Derek G Waller and Anthony P Sampson—Elsevier Ltd, August 2017. ISBN: 9780702071676. £49.99
    • More Harm than Good? The Moral Maze of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
      Edzard Ernst and Kevin Smith—Springer International Publishing, January 2018. ISBN: 9783319699400. €21.39
    • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, 10th Edition
      Ian B Wilkinson, Tim Raine, Kate Wiles, Anna Goodhart, Catriona Hall and Harriet O'Neill—Oxford University Press, July 2017. ISBN: 9780199689903. £29.99
    • Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine, 3rd Edition
      Jean-Pierre Michel, B Lynn Beattie, Finbarr C Martin and Jeremy D Walston—Oxford University Press, December 2017. ISBN: 9780198701590. £245



    Non-surgical aspects of neurology.

    First prize

    • Oxford Textbook of Sleep Disorders
      Sudhansu Chokroverty and Luigi Ferini-Strambi—Oxford University Press, July 2017. ISBN: 9780199682003. £125.00

    Highly commended

    • Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians, 3rd Edition
      John R Hodges—Oxford University Press, September 2017. ISBN: 9780198749189. £39.99
    • Dizziness: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management, 2nd Edition
      Adolfo Bronstein and Thomas Lempert—Cambridge University Press, March 2017. ISBN: 9781107663909. £44.99
    • Ischaemic Stroke in the Young
      Turgut Tatlisumak and Lars Thomassen—Oxford University Press, January 2018. ISBN: 9780198722366. £55.00
    • Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance, 5th Edition
      Roger A Barker, Francesca Cicchetti and Emma SJ Robinson—Wiley-Blackwell, October 2017. ISBN: 9781119168416. £26.99
    • Primer on Cerebrovascular Diseases, 2nd Edition
      Louis R Caplan, José Biller, Megan C Leary, Eng H Lo, Ajith J Thomas, Midori Yenari and John H Zhang—Academic Press, March 2017. ISBN: 9780128030585. $150.00
    • The Confabulating Mind: How the Brain Creates Reality, 2nd Edition
      Armin Schnider—Oxford University Press, October 2017. ISBN: 9780198789680. £27.99


    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

    • Gynaecology by Ten Teachers, 20th Edition
      Helen Bickerstaff and Louise C Kenny—CRC Press, August 2017. ISBN: 9781498744287. £19.99

    Highly commended

    • Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation, 11th Edition
      Gerald G Briggs, Roger K Freeman, Craig V Towers and Alicia B Forinash—Lippincott, May 2017. ISBN: 9781496349620. £88
    • First Trimester Ultrasound Diagnosis of Fetal Abnormalities
      Alfred Z Abuhamad and Rabih Chaoui—Lippincott, October 2017. ISBN: 9781451193725. £85
    • Handbook of In Vitro Fertilization, 4th Edition
      David K Gardner and Carlos Simón—CRC Press, July 2017. ISBN: 9781498729390. £82
    • Netter's Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3rd Edition
      Roger P Smith—Elsevier Inc, April 2017. ISBN: 9780702070365. $99.99



    All aspects of oncology and haematological oncology.

    First prize

    • Problem Solving in Patient-Centred and Integrated Cancer Care
      Galina Velikova, Lesley Fallowfield, Jane Younger, Ruth E Board and Peter Selby—EBN Health, January 2018. ISBN: 9781904392842. £39.99

    Highly commended

    • Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology, 7th Edition
      Dennis S Chi, Andrew Berchuck, Don S Dizon and Catheryn M Yashar—Lippincott, April 2017. ISBN: 9781496340023. £182
    • Textbook of Uncommon Cancer, 5th Edition
      Derek Raghavan, Manmeet S Ahluwalia, Charles D Blanke, Jubilee Brown, Edward S Kim, Gregory H Reaman and Mikkael A Sekeres—Wiley-Blackwell, March 2017. ISBN: 9781119196204. £290.00 /$365.00
    • Translational Immunotherapy of Brain Tumors
      John H Sampson—Academic Press, March 2017. ISBN: 9780128024201. $150.00



    Paediatrics and adolescent medicine.

    First prize

    • Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics, 5th Edition
      Tom Lissauer and Will Carroll—Elsevier Ltd, March 2017. ISBN: 9780723438717. £39.99

    Highly commended

    • Essential Neonatal Medicine, 6th Edition
      Sunil Sinha, Lawrence Miall and Luke Jardine—Wiley-Blackwell, August 2017. ISBN: 9781119235811. £42.99
    • Nelson Pediatric Symptom-Based Diagnosis
      Robert M Kliegman, Patricia S Lye, Brett J Bordini, Heather Toth and Donald Basel—Elsevier Inc, April 2017. ISBN: 9780323399562. $99.99
    • Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine, 3rd Edition
      Neil Armstrong and Willem van Mechelen—Oxford University Press, April 2017. ISBN: 9780198757672. £135
    • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
      Rebecca Jeanmonod, Shellie L Asher, Blake Spirko and Denis R Pauzé—Cambridge University Press, December 2017. ISBN: 9781316608869. £49.99
    • Zitelli and Davis' Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis, 7th Edition
      Basil J Zitelli, Sara C McIntire and Andrew J Nowalk—Elsevier Inc, June 2017. ISBN: 9780323393034. $169.99



    Pathology and histopathology.

    First prize

    • Rosai and Ackerman's Surgical Pathology, 11th Edition
      John R Goldblum, Laura W Lamps, Jesse K McKenney and Jeffrey L Myers—Elsevier Inc, November 2017. ISBN: 9780323263399. $449.99

    Highly commended

    • Hematopathology, 3rd Edition
      Eric D Hsi—Elsevier Inc, December 2017. ISBN: 9780323479134. $199.99
    • Histopathology of the Nail: Onychopathology
      Eckart Haneke—CRC Press, August 2017. ISBN: 9781482212327. £110
    • MacSween's Pathology of the Liver, 7th Edition
      Alastair D Burt, Linda D Ferrell and Stefan G Hübscher—Elsevier Inc, July 2017. ISBN: 9780702066979. $299.99
    • Pediatric Head and Neck Pathology
      Robert O Greer, Robert E Marx, Sherif Said and Lori D Prok—Cambridge University Press, July 2017. ISBN: 9781316613993. £160.00
    • Rosen’s Diagnosis of Breast Pathology by Needle Core Biopsy, 4th Edition
      Edi Brogi, Syed A Hoda, Frederick C Koerner and Paul P Rosen—Lippincott, January 2017. ISBN: 9781496307255. £170
    • WHO classification of tumours of haematopoietic and lymphoid tissues, Revised 4th Edition
      International Agency for Research on Cancer/World Health Organization and Steven H Swerdlow, Elias Campo, Nancy Lee Harris, Elaine S Jaffe, Stefano A Pileri, Harald Stein, Jürgen Thiele, Daniel A Arber, Robert P Hasserjian, Michelle M Le Beau, Attilio Orazi and Reiner Siebert—International Agency for Research on Cancer/World Health Organization, September 2017. ISBN: 9789283244943. 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

    • Sorted: the active woman's guide to health
      Juliet McGrattan—Bloomsbury Publishing, April 2017. ISBN: 9781472924797. £16.99

    Highly commended

    • Anxiety is Really Strange
      Steve Haines—Jessica Kingsley Publishers, January 2018. ISBN: 9781848193895. £7.99
    • Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions
      Sharon Begley—Robinson, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, February 2017. ISBN: 9781472140111.
    • Cerebral Palsy: A Complete Guide for Caregiving, 3rd Edition
      Freeman Miller, Steven J Bachrach and the Cerebral Palsy Center at Nemours / Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children—Johns Hopkins University Press, May 2017. ISBN: 9781421422169. £24.50
    • Get Your Life Back: The Most Effective Therapies For A Better You
      Fiona Kennedy and David Pearson—Robinson, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, April 2017. ISBN: 9781472137340.
    • Life at the Edge of Sight: A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World
      Scott Chimileski and Roberto Kolter—The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, January 2017. ISBN: 9780674975910. $35.00
    • Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression — and the Unexpected Solutions
      Johann Hari—Bloomsbury Publishing, January 2018. ISBN: 9781408878682. £16.99
    • Overcoming Traumatic Stress: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques, 2nd Edition
      Claudia Herbert—Robinson, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, September 2017. ISBN: 9781472136138.
    • Toxic People: Dealing With Dysfunctional Relationships
      Tim Cantopher—Sheldon Press, November 2017. ISBN: 9781847094353. £9.99
    • Understanding BRCA: Living with the breast cancer gene
      Clarissa Foster—Hammersmith Books Limited, November 2017. ISBN: 9781781611203. £14.99
    • Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
      Matthew Walker—Allen Lane, September 2017. ISBN: 9780241269060. £20.00


    Primary healthcare

    General practice, occupational health.

    First prize

    • Handbook of Primary Care Ethics
      Andrew Papanikitas and John Spicer—CRC Press, October 2017. ISBN: 9781785230905. £38.99

    Highly commended

    • Practice Matters: the Early Years of Modern General Practice within the NHS
      Andrew Willis—Saighton Books, February 2017. ISBN: 9780995655515. £12.99
    • Textbook of Occupational Medicine Practice, 4th Edition
      David Koh and Tar-Ching Aw—World Scientific Publishing, October 2017. ISBN: 9789813200692. £130
    • The Complete CSA Casebook: 110 Role Plays and a Comprehensive Curriculum Guide
      Emily Blount, Helen Kirby-Blount and Liz Moulton—CRC Press, September 2017. ISBN: 9781498796460. £49.99
    • Women’s Health in Primary Care
      Anne Connolly and Amanda Britton—Cambridge University Press, April 2017. ISBN: 9781316509920. £49.99



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

    First prize

    • Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the light of modern art, literature, and thought, Revised edition
      Louis Sass—Oxford University Press, August 2017. ISBN: 9780198779292. £39.99

    Highly commended

    • Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community, 2nd Edition
      Alec Buchanan and Lisa Wootton—Oxford University Press, October 2017. ISBN: 9780198804567. £42.99
    • Compassion: Concepts, Research and Applications
      Paul Gilbert—Routledge, May 2017. ISBN: 9781138957190. £29.99
    • Delusions: Understanding the Un-understandable
      Peter McKenna—Cambridge University Press, July 2017. ISBN: 9781107075443. £39.99
    • Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents
      Cecilia A Essau, Sara LeBlanc and Thomas H Ollendick—Oxford University Press, May 2017. ISBN: 9780198765844. £44.99
    • Executive Functions in Health and Disease
      Elkhonon Goldberg—Academic Press, June 2017. ISBN: 9780128036761. $150.00
    • In Therapy: The Unfolding Story
      Susie Orbach—Profile Books, December 2017. ISBN: 9781781259887. £9.99
    • Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being, 9th Edition
      Brian Luke Seaward—Jones & Bartlett Learning, July 2017. ISBN: 9781284126266
    • Prospection, well-being, and mental health
      Andrew MacLeod—Oxford University Press, February 2017. ISBN: 9780198725046. £29.99
    • Psychology for Medicine and Healthcare, 2nd Edition
      Susan Ayers and Richard de Visser—SAGE Publishing, December 2017. ISBN: 9781473969285. £42.99
    • Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents: A Modular Approach to Treating Traumatized and Bereaved Youth
      William Saltzman, Christopher Layne, Robert Pynoos, Erna Olafson, Julie Kaplow and Barbara Boat—Cambridge University Press, December 2017. ISBN: 9781107579040. £29.99


    Public health

    Public health, communicable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases.

    First prize

    • Plotkin's Vaccines, 7th Edition
      Stanley A Plotkin, Walter A Orenstein, Paul A Offit and Kathryn M Edwards—Elsevier Inc, June 2017. ISBN: 9780323357616. $359.99

    Highly commended

    • Atlas of refugees, displaced populations, and epidemic diseases: Decoding global geographical patterns and processes since 1901
      Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Andrew Cliff—Oxford University Press, December 2017. ISBN: 9780199676316. £125
    • Healthier: Fifty Thoughts on the Foundations of Population Health
      Sandro Galea—Oxford University Press, July 2017. ISBN: 9780190662417. $29.95
    • Lecture Notes Global Health: Issues, Challenges, and Global Action
      Elizabeth A Armstrong-Mensah—Wiley-Blackwell, April 2017. ISBN: 9781119110217. £34.99
    • Right to Health
      UNAIDS—UNAIDS, November 2017. ISBN: 9789292530853.



    All aspects of radiology.

    First prize

    • Diagnostic Imaging: Interventional Procedures, 2nd Edition
      Brandt C Wible—Elsevier, August 2017. ISBN: 9780323524810. $339.99

    Highly commended

    • Diagnostic Imaging: Oral and Maxillofacial, 2nd Edition
      Lisa J Koenig, Dania Tamimi, C Grace Petrikowski, Susanne E Perschbacher, Axel Ruprecht, David Hatcher, Brad J Potter, Byron W Benson and H Ric Harnsberger—Elsevier, June 2017. ISBN: 9780323477826. $339.99
    • ExpertDDx: Brain and Spine, 2nd Edition
      Miral D Jhaveri, Kevin R Moore, Karen L Salzman, Anne G Osborn, Jeffrey S Ross and Chang Yueh Ho—Elsevier, November 2011. ISBN: 9780323443081. $329.99
    • Obstetric Imaging: Fetal Diagnosis and Care, 2nd Edition
      Joshua A Copel, Mary E D'Alton, Helen Feltovich, Eduard Gratacós, Deborah Krakow, Anthony O Odibo, Lawrence D Platt and Boris Tutschek—Elsevier Inc, September 2017. ISBN: 9780323445481. $299.99
    • PET/CT in Cancer: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Individualized Imaging
      Mohsen Beheshti, Werner Langsteger and Alireza Rezaee—Elsevier Inc, June 2017. ISBN: 9780323485678. $99.99
    • Radiology for Medical Finals: A case-based guide
      Edward Sellon and David C Howlett—CRC Press, December 2017. ISBN: 9781498782166. £29.99
    • Radiology Review Manual, 8th Edition
      Wolfgang F Dähnert—Lippincott, March 2017. ISBN: 978149636069. £107
    • Specialty Imaging: PET: Positron Emission Tomography With Correlative CT and MR
      Paige Bennett, Akiva Mintz, Brad Perry, Andrew T Trout and Paula Vergara-Wentland—Elsevier, November 2017. ISBN: 9780323524841. $249.99



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

    First prize

    • Plastic Surgery, 4th Edition
      Peter C Neligan—Elsevier Inc, September 2017. ISBN: 9780323356305. $1499.99

    Highly commended

    • Clinical Cases and OSCEs in Surgery: The definitive guide to passing examinations, 3rd Edition
      Manoj Ramachandran and Marc A Gladman—Elsevier, March 2017. ISBN: 9780702066290. £32.99
    • Facial Volumization: An Anatomic Approach
      Jerome Paul Lamb and Christopher Chase Surek—Thieme Publishers, October 2017. ISBN: 9781626236943. $149.99
    • Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance
      William Seligman, Sameer Ganatra, Timothy Parker and Syed Masud—Wiley-Blackwell, October 2017. ISBN: 9781118829929. £29.99
    • Reconstructive Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity
      Günter Germann, Randolph Sherman and L Scott Levin—Thieme Publishers, December 2017. ISBN: 9781626236011. $199.99
    • The Cowboy's Conundrum: Complex and Advanced Cases in Shoulder Arthroscopy
      Stephen S Burkhart, Paul C Brady, Patrick J Denard, Christopher R Adams and Robert U Hartzler—Lippincott, June 2017. ISBN: 9781496318855. £174


    Surgical specialties

    Specialist surgical aspects of the replaced internal medicine categories.

    First prize

    • Color Atlas of Brainstem Surgery
      Robert F Spetzler, M Yashar S Kalani, Peter Nakaji and Kaan Yağmurlu—Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., December 2017. ISBN: 9781626230279. $249.99

    Highly commended

    • Centrofacial Rejuvenation
      Patrick L Tonnard, Alexis M Verpaele and Richard H Bensimon—Thieme Publishers, November 2017. ISBN: 9781626236868. $364.99
    • Endovascular and Open Vascular Reconstruction: A Practical Approach
      Sachinder Singh Hans, Alexander D Shepard, Mitchell R Weaver, Paul G Bove and Graham W Long—CRC Press, December 2017. ISBN: 9781498760553. £145.00
    • Graves' Orbitopathy: A Multidisciplinary Approach — Questions and Answers, 3rd Revised Edition
      Wilmar M Wiersinga and George J Kahaly—S. Karger AG, August 2017. ISBN: 9783318060843.
    • Handbook of Kidney Transplantation, 6th Edition
      Gabriel M Danovitch—Lippincott, June 2017. ISBN: 9781496326157. £53
    • Imaging in Spine Surgery
      Jeffrey S Ross, Bernard R Bendok and Jamal McClendon, Jr.—Elsevier, January 2017. ISBN: 9780323485548. $179.99
    • Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee, 6th Edition
      W Norman Scott—Elsevier Inc, March 2017. ISBN: 9780323400466. $399.99
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
      Tony Tannoury, D Greg Anderson and Chadi Tannoury—Lippincott, May 2017. ISBN: 9781496301321. £155
    • Native Tissue Repair for Incontinence and Prolapse
      Philippe E Zimmern and Elise JB De—Springer International Publishing, March 2017. ISBN: 9783319452661. £108.00
    • Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 3rd Edition
      John Dudley Langdon, Mohan Francis Patel, Robert Andrew Ord and Peter Brennan—CRC Press, October 2017. ISBN: 9781482252040. £249
    • Operative Otolaryngology, 3rd Edition
      Eugene N Myers and Carl H Snyderman—Elsevier Inc, September 2017. ISBN: 9780323401500. $479.99
    • Pediatric Otolaryngology: Practical Clinical Management
      RW Clarke—Georg Thieme Verlag KG, July 2017. ISBN: 9783131699015. €139.99
    • Ryan's Retina, 6th Edition
      Andrew P Schachat, CP Wilkinson, David R Hinton, SriniVas R Sadda and Peter Wiedemann—Elsevier Inc, May 2017. ISBN: 9780323401975. $649.99
    • The Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival Guide, 2nd Edition
      Anthony Pane, Neil R Miller and Michael Burdon—Elsevier, September 2017. ISBN: 9780702072673. £44.99
    • The Wills Eye Handbook of Ocular Genetics
      Alex V Levin, Mario Zanolli and Jenina E Capasso—Thieme Publishers, November 2017. ISBN: 9781626232938. $99.99