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Medical book awards winners

2019 BMA Medical Book Awards

 

 

BMA Medical Book of the Year 2019

Travel Medicine BMA Medical Book of the Year 2019Travel Medicine, 4th Edition

"...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

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

Published by Elsevier, December 2018

(ISBN: 9780323546966 £149.99)

Travel Medicine, 4th Edition, includes not only tourism and business travellers, but also incorporates volunteerism, medical care, migration, ecotourism, and more This book include information on new vaccines and newly proposed regimens, pre-travel advice and post-travel screening, and all travel-related illnesses. The care of special groups such as pregnant women, paediatric travellers, immigrants, VFR travellers, diabetics, and immunocompromised hosts is also discussed. Recent developments and advances in travellers' diarrhoea, immunizations, malaria medications, and emerging infectious diseases will also be highlighted as well as emerging topics on war and refugee health. It includes new illustrations and numerous new tables and boxes provide visual guidance and make reference quick and easy.

  • Jay S. Keystone, CM, MD, MSc(CTM), FRCPC, professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; staff physician, Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Phyllis E. Kozarsky, MD, professor emerita, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • Bradley A. Connor, MD, clinical professor of medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Medical Director, The New York Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine, New York, NY, USA; President, International Society of Travel Medicine.
  • Hans D. Nothdurft, MD, professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine; Head, University Travel Clinic, University of Munich, Munich, Germany.
  • Marc Mendelson, MD, PhD, principal specialist and head, Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Karin Leder, associate professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Director of Travel Medicine and Immigrant Health ,Victorian Infectious Disease Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia.

It was reviewed by BMA life member, Dr Michael Townend, past chairman of the British Global and Travel Health Association and honorary clinical senior lecturer in travel medicine and global health at the University of Glasgow, who wrote:

"The strength of this book lies in its wide coverage of travel health issues and the wide variety of international experts who have written about them. Most of the information required by travel health advisers is readily available online but there is a need for a comprehensive reference book on travel health, as some still prefer the printed page, and this book more than adequately meets that need. The book has multiple authors but it has a large degree of uniformity of style which is very clear. It makes very good use of illustrations and figures throughout. It should have a place on the reference shelves of travel health advisers and all institutions where travel medicine and global health are taught or practised."

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  • Special category winners

    The BMA Student Textbook Award

    BBMA Student Textbook AwardMacleod's Clinical Examination, 14th edition

    Alastair Innes, Anna Dover, and Karen Fairhurst.

    Published by Elsevier Ltd, June 2018 (ISBN: 9780702069932 £42.99)

    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. Where possible the physical basis of clinical signs is explained to aid understanding. The book then proceeds to help the reader formulate a differential diagnosis from the information gained and what logical initial investigations should be considered. The clinical examination of patients is the keystone of medical practice and the ability to take a history and elicit the relevant physician signs is a fundamental requirement of all medical students in their final examinations. Macleod’s Clinical Examination shows how to carry out a competent and professional clinical examination and is designed to teach students these essential attributes and to manage them appropriately. This book attempts to explain some difficult concepts in a clear, concise and well-illustrated format. The clarity of writing is fundamental to making this book a success; the editors work hard at explaining things in easy-to-understand ways. By breaking things down into small chunks, they have produced a book that should be easy for the student to dip in and out of. The book’s reputation and therefore contribution has always been its clarity in the descriptive text and the quality of the illustrations and accompanying video materials.

    • J. Alastair Innes is consultant physician, Respiratory Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh; honorary reader in respiratory medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK.
    • Anna Dover is consultant in diabetes, endocrinology and general medicine, Edinburgh Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; honorary clinical senior lecturer, University of Edinburgh, UK.
    • Karen Fairhurst general practice principal, Mackenzie Medical Centre, Edinburgh; clinical senior lecturer, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK.

    Dr Katherine Taylor BMBS, a BMA member in Kent, reviewed the book and commented:

    "MacLeod’s clinical examination has to be one of the essential books for medical education. Clear concise descriptions and colourful illustrations guide the student through a wide range of examinations. One of the best things about this book is the pictures, illustrating clinical signs. The book is clearly set out and well-organised, allowing students to dip in and out, as a reminder or quick revision of a specific area. It also explains the formation of differential diagnoses and the potential investigations. It’s easily accessible, with clear explanations and complementary diagrams. This book would be suitable for medical students, as well as foundation and core trainee level doctors."

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    BMA Young Authors Prize

    BMA Young Authors PrizeMedicine in a Minute

    Amar Vaswani and Hwan Juet Khaw

    Published by Scion Publishing Ltd, October 2018 (ISBN: 9781907904981 £29.99)

    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. Each chapter is presented in a consistent format. All material is linked to the latest national guidelines and evidence. The book features numerous line drawings and colour photographs as well as three different types of coloured box: Pro-tips; Exam Essentials; Why? – all of these are designed to help the reader’s understanding of the subject. The book also benefits from stepwise plans for investigations and management of medical conditions. These stepwise plans really help the reader understand the various stages required when diagnosing and treating a condition and are very much in line with the way medicine is increasingly taught.

    • Amar Vaswani and Hwan Juet Khaw are foundation doctors at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

    It was reviewed by Dr Peter Glennon, a GP in Stafford, who commented:

    "This book's strengths are that it provides a one-stop learning and revision course for the whole of internal medicine which should appeal to its main target audience (medical students). It uses a wide range of highly pertinent visual material and has a very digestible full colour format with a logical and consistent layout. It makes good use of bullet points and colour coded leaning points and is written in an easily assimilated style. I think this book is extremely well-targeted at its intended readership. The target audience is clearly undergraduate medical students although I believe the book would also be relevant for junior doctors, nurses, physician's assistants and even GPs after a good refresher course. I really like the way the book seamlessly bridges the theoretical aspects of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and biochemistry and takes the reader right up to stepwise management of important conditions. I would unreservedly recommend this book to any medical student and indeed anyone else who wanted to learn more about internal medicine including junior doctors, nurses, physicians’ assistants. I would have loved a book like this when I was a medical student.”

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    BMA President's Award (chosen by Professor Raanan Gillon)

    BMA President's AwardEthics, Conflict and Medical Treatment for Children: From disagreement to dissensus

    Dominic Wilkinson and Julian Savulescu 

    Published by Elsevier Ltd, September 2018 (ISBN: 9780702077814 £34.99)

    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. They discuss other prominent UK and international cases of disagreement and conflict.

    • Dominic Wilkinson is professor of medical ethics, director of medical ethics, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics; consultant neonatologist, John Radcliffe Hospital; senior research fellow, Jesus College, Oxford.
    • Julian Savulescu is Uehiro chair in practical ethics and director, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; visiting professorial fellow in biomedical ethics, Murdoch Children's Research Institute; distinguished visiting international professorship in law, University of Melbourne, Australia.

     Professor Gillon commented:

    "As you'd expect, I have a bias towards books about medical ethics - good books of course. I was delighted therefore to find that this excellent little volume - so clearly demonstrating good analytical medical ethics applied to real ethical dilemmas arising in real medical practice - had been shortlisted in the basis of medicine category (medical ethics is indeed a vital component of the basis of medicine). The book is written by two Oxford University medical ethicists, Dominic Wilkinson who is also a practising neonatologist and Julian Savulescu, also a medical doctor but for many years now a full time philosophical bioethicist. Its genesis was primarily the notorious case of baby Charlie Gard whose parents were prevented from taking him to America to try a treatment with a very low probability of benefiting him; but it also considers a wide range of other disagreements between parents and doctors about the treatment of those parents’ children.

    At the core of the book is the requirement to consider the strongest arguments for both sides of such disputes, recognise that sometimes agreement (consensus) is simply unachievable, (as with the authors' own views about the Charlie Gard case, so rigorously argued out in the book); and then some sensible proposals about how best to deal with residual dissensus. This is an excellent book- congratulations to the authors."

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

    BMA Council Chair's ChoiceCancer Prevention and Screening

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

    Published by Wiley, October 2018 (ISBN: 9781118990872)

    This book includes thorough but not overwhelming background information on epidemiology, cancer prevention, and cancer screening, for quick reference. It offers the latest information for clinical application of the most recent techniques in prevention and screening of all major and many lesser cancer types. It emphasises the importance of multidisciplinary teamwork in cancer screening and highlights frequent dilemmas and difficulties encountered during cancer screening. It provides clear-cut clinical strategies for optimal patient education, communication, and compliance with cancer prevention techniques.

    • Rosalind A Eeles is professor of oncogenetics and team leader in oncogenetics at The Institute of Cancer Research and an honorary consultant in cancer genetics and clinical oncology at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
    • Christine D Berg is special advisor to the director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA
    • Jeffrey Tobias is professor of cancer medicine at the Department of Oncology, University College London, and honorary consultant at University College Hospital Foundation Trust, London.

    Dr Nagpaul commented:

    "This book covers the range of issues in tackling cancer – from primary prevention strategies, the risks and benefits of screening through to advances in management. It also captures a global perspective through examining the challenges facing doctors and patients in developing nations with scarce resources, where prevention is even more important.

    "What is special about the book is how readable it and its use of clear and engaging language. It will naturally be of value to any professional involved in the field of oncology, but it will also appeal to a wide range of medical professionals, from medical students and GPs through to medical academics and public health doctors or indeed anyone interested in the fight against cancer."

    It was also reviewed by Cancer Research UK deputy director, Professor Allan Hackshaw, who wrote:

    "The book is a high-quality concise account of cancer prevention and screening. Whilst there are numerous books on cancer prevention, and other textbooks which briefly covers screening, I'm not aware of any single book that covers cancer screening to this extent. This is its key strength, particularly as cancer screening is probably to become more common; especially in developing countries as they get richer. It is commendable that the authors managed to cover so many topics in a book of this size. Although 440 pages, it feels concise, and this is very appealing. Many of the topics are well-known (eg tobacco and other exposures for cancer prevention), but the collation of evidence on most cancer screening tests/programmes into one book is quite novel."

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    BMA Reviewer of the Year

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

    Dr Dormand qualified from the University of Cambridge and has undertaken training in cardiology in Edinburgh, Trent and the Northwest of England with additional specialist imaging training in cardiovascular MRI at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

    She has returned to Scotland, having previously been based at Manchester Royal Infirmary, a large tertiary centre for emergency and routine cardiology care including for those with congenital heart disease or genetic conditions. She is a trainer in advanced cardiac imaging and a speaker at multiple regional and national conferences.

    Her expertise encompasses all aspects of cardiology, but particularly the assessment and management of those with chest pain and ischaemic heart disease, heart muscle disorders (cardiomyopathies) and valve disease. This extends to pre-operative assessment of cardiac health before surgery, screening for cardiac conditions using imaging technology, caring for those with heart complications from blood disorders and imaging for congenital heart disease.

  • All category winners

    Anaesthesia

    First prize

    Quick Draw Anatomy for Anaesthetists
    Joanna Oram Fox. Scion Publishing Ltd, January 2018. ISBN: 9781911510147 £19.99

    First Prize Anaesthesia

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    Highly commended

    • Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Perioperative Medicine A-Z: An Encyclopaedia of Principles and Practice, 6th edition
      Steve M Yentis, Nicholas P Hirsch, and James K Ip. Elsevier Ltd, June 2018. ISBN: 9780702071652 £79.99
    • Core Topics in Anaesthesia and Peri-operative Care of the Morbidly Obese Surgical Patient
      Edited by Christopher Bouch and Jonathan Cousins. Cambridge University Press, September 2018. ISBN: 9781107163287 £49.99
    • Kaplan's Essentials of Cardiac Anesthesia for Noncardiac Surgery. A Companion to Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia
      Joel A Kaplan, Brett Cronin, and Timothy M Maus. Elsevier, August 2018. ISBN: 9780323567169 £119.99
    • Oh's Intensive Care Manual, 8th edition
      Andrew D Bersten and Jonathan M Handy. Elsevier, October 2018. ISBN: 9780702072215 £109.99
    • Pharmacology and Physiology for Anesthesia: Foundations and Clinical Applications, 2nd edition
      Hugh C Hemmings and Talmage D Egan. Elsevier, October 2018. ISBN: 9780323481106 £159.99

     

    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 £115

    First Prize Basic and clinical sciences

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    Highly commended

    • Clinical Anatomy: Applied Anatomy for Students and Junior Doctors 14th edition.
      Harold Ellis and Vishy Mahadevan. Wiley-Blackwell, November 2018. ISBN: 9781119325536 £39.99
    • Gardner and Sutherland's Chromosome Abnormalities and Genetic Counseling, 5th edition
    • RJ McKinlay Gardner and David J Amor. Oxford University Press, March 2018. ISBN: 9780199329007 £76
    • Human Molecular Genetics, 5th edition
      Tom Strachan and Andrew P Read. CRC Press, December 2018. ISBN: 9780815345893 £62.99
    • Human Reproductive and Prenatal Genetics
      Peter CK Leung and Jie Qiao. Academic Press, August 2018. ISBN: 9780128135709 $225
    • Neuroanatomy Atlas in Clinical Context: Structures, Sections, Systems, and Syndromes, 10th international edition
      Duane E Haines. Lippincott, September 2018. ISBN: 9781975106683 £40
    • Snell's Clinical Anatomy by Regions, 10th edition
      Lawrence E Wineski. Lippincott, July 2018. ISBN: 9781496345646 £51

     

    Basis of medicine

    First prize

    Medical Law and Ethics 7th edition
    Jonathan Herring. Oxford University Press, March 2018. ISBN: 9780198810605 £34.99

    First Prize Basis of medicine

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    Highly commended

    • Cicely Saunders: A Life and Legacy
      David Clark. Oxford University Press, June 2018. ISBN: 9780190637934 £28.99
    • Essential Concepts in Clinical Research: Randomised Controlled Trials and Observational Epidemiology 2nd edition
      Kenneth F Schulz and David A Grimes. Elsevier Ltd, September 2018. ISBN: 9780702073946 £34.99
    • Ethics, Conflict and Medical Treatment for Children: From disagreement to dissensus
      Dominic Wilkinson and Julian Savulescu. Elsevier Ltd, September 2018. ISBN: 9780702077814 £34.99
    • Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome
      Venki Ramakrishnan. Oneworld, September 2018. ISBN: 9781786074362 £20
    • Reproduction: Antiquity to the Present Day
      Nick Hopwood, Rebecca Flemming and Lauren Kassell. Cambridge University Press, December 2018. ISBN: 9781107068025 £94.99
    • Shapeshifters: On Medicine & Human Change
      Gavin Francis. Wellcome Collection, May 2018. ISBN: 9781781257739 £16.99
    • The Anxiety Epidemic: The Causes of our Modern-Day Anxieties
      Graham Davey. Little, Brown Book Group/Robinson imprint, November 2018. ISBN: 9781472140968 £14.99
    • The Breakthrough: immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer
      Charles Graeber. Scribe UK, November 2018. ISBN: 9781911344865 £16.99
    • The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves
      Eric R Kandel. Little, Brown Book Group/Robinson imprint, September 2018. ISBN: 9781472141392 £20
    • The End of Epidemics: the looming threat to humanity and how to stop it
      Jonathan D Quick and Bronwyn Fryer. Scribe UK, March 2018. ISBN: 9781911344377 £14.99
    • The NHS at 70: a living history.
      Ellen Welch. Pen and Sword, July 2018. ISBN: 9781526717375 £12.99

     

    Cardiology

    First prize

    The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 3rd edition
    A John Camm, Thomas F Luscher, Gerald Maurer, and Patrick Serruys. Oxford University Press, December 2018. ISBN: 9780198784906 £245

    First Prize Cardiology

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    Highly commended

    • Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 2-Volume Set 11th edition
      Douglas P Zipes, Peter Libby, Robert O Bonow, Douglas L Mann and Gordon F Tomaselli. Elsevier, February 2018. ISBN: 9780323463423 £279.99
    • Crash Course Cardiology 5th edition
      Thomas Foster and Jasmine Shen. Elsevier, December 2018. ISBN: 9780702073571 £29.99
    • Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children, 3rd edition
      Ross M Ungerleider, Jon N Meliones, Kristen Nelson McMillan, David S Cooper, and Jeffrey P Jacobs. Elsevier, December 2018. ISBN: 9781455707607 £269
    • Introduction to Basic Cardiac Dysrhythmias 5th edition 
      Sandra Atwood, Cheryl Stanton and Jenny Storey-Davenport. Jones & Bartlett Learning, June 2018. ISBN: 9781284139686 £57.99
    • Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography 6th edition 
      Catherine M Otto. Elsevier, April 2018. ISBN: 9780323480482 £169.99

     

    Health and social care

    First prize

    The MeeTwo Teenage Mental Help Handbook
    Suzi Godson. MeeTwo Education, October 2018. ISBN: 9781916495999 £12

    First Prize Health and social care

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    Highly commended

    • DOPESICK: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America
      Beth Macy. Head of Zeus, August 2018. ISBN: 9781788549370 £20
    • Emergency Birth in the Community
      Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee. Editor: Amanda Mansfield. Class Professional Publishing, September 2018. ISBN: 9781859596814 £16.99
    • Escaping Wars and Waves: Encounters with Syrian Refugees
      Olivier Kugler. Myriad Editions, July 2018. ISBN: 9781912408122 £19.99
    • Justice for Children and Families: A Developmental Perspective
      Edited by Mike Shaw and Sue Bailey. Cambridge University Press, August 2018. ISBN: 9781108457699 £29.99

     

    Internal medicine

    First prize

    Practical Diabetes Care 4th edition
    David Levy. Wiley-Blackwell, January 2018. ISBN: 9781119052241 £49.99

    First Prize Internal medicine

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    Highly commended

    • Anemia: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management
      Edited by Edward J Benz, Jr, Nancy Berliner and Fred J Schiffman. Cambridge University Press, May 2018. ISBN: 9780521514262 £64.99
    • Clinical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 3rd edition
      Vinay Chandrasekhara, B Joseph Elmunzer, Mouen A Khashab and V Raman Muthusamy. Elsevier, March 2018. ISBN: 9780323415095 £249.99
    • Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology 6th edition
      John Feehally, Jürgen Floege, Marcello Tonelli, and Richard J Johnson. Elsevier, August 2018. ISBN: 9780323479097 £249.99
    • Dubois' Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes, 9th edition
      Daniel J Wallace and Bevra Hannahs Hahn. Elsevier, October 2018. ISBN: 9780323479271 £199.99
    • Essentials of Clinical Pulmonology
      Pallav L Shah, Felix JF Herth, YC Gary Lee and Gerard J Criner. CRC Press, September 2018. ISBN: 9781444186468 £119
    • Foundations in Respiratory Medicine
      Simon Hart and Mike Greenstone. Springer International Publishing, September 2018. ISBN: 9783319941257 £109.99
    • Gastroenterological Endoscopy 3rd edition
      Michael B Wallace, Paul Fockens and Joseph Jao-Yiu Sung. Georg Thieme Verlag KG, January 2018. ISBN: 9783131258533 €269.99
    • Handbook of Chronic Kidney Disease Management, 2nd edition
      John T Daugirdas. Lippincott, October 2018. ISBN: 9781496343413 £56
    • Lookingbill and Marks' Principles of Dermatology, 6th edition
      James G Marks and Jeffrey J Miller. Elsevier, March 2018. ISBN: 9780323430401 £84.99
    • Oxford Desk Reference: Endocrinology
      Helen E Turner, Richard Eastell and Ashley Grossman. Oxford University Press, July 2018. ISBN: 9780199672837 £70
    • Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology 4th edition
      Gavin Clunie, Nick Wilkinson, Elena Nikiphorou, and Deepak Jadon. Oxford University Press, August 2018. ISBN: 9780198728252 £34.99

     

    Medicine

    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 £149.99

    First Prize Medicine

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    Highly commended

    • Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 6th edition
      Cate Whittlesea and Karen Hodson. Elsevier, August 2018. ISBN: 9780702070129 £48.99
    • Crash Course Metabolism and Nutrition, 5th edition
      Olivia Vanbergen and Gareth Wintle.Elsevier, December 2018. ISBN: 9780702073410 £29.99
    • Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine, 23rd edition
      Stuart H Ralston, Ian D Penman, Mark WJ Strachan, and Richard P Hobson. Elsevier Ltd, April 2018. ISBN: 9780702070280 £52.99
    • Macleod's Clinical Examination, 14th edition
      Alastair Innes, Anna Dover, and Karen Fairhurst. Elsevier Ltd, June 2018. ISBN: 9780702069932 £42.99
    • Medicine in a Minute
      Amar Vaswani and Hwan Juet Khaw. Scion Publishing Ltd, October 2018. ISBN: 9781907904981 £29.99
    • Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine, 3rd edition
      Lesley K Bowker, James D Price, Ku S Shah, and Sarah C Smith. Oxford University Press, March 2018. ISBN: 9780198738381 £34.99
    • Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care: A community based approach for life limiting illness, 3rd edition
      Mari Lloyd-Williams. Oxford University Press, March 2018. ISBN: 9780198806677 £34.99

     

    Neurology

    First prize

    Case Studies in Neuropalliative Care
    Edited by Maisha T Robinson. Cambridge University Press, June 2018. ISBN: 9781108404914 £44.99

    First Prize Neurology

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    Highly commended

    • Common Pitfalls in Epilepsy: Case-Based Learning
      Dieter Schmidt, William O Tatum, and Steven Schachter. Cambridge University Press, June 2018. ISBN: 9780521279710 £44.99
    • Developmental Neuropathology, 2nd edition
      Homa Adle-Biassette, Brian N Harding, Jeffrey A Golden, Françoise Gray, and Katy Keohane.Wiley-Blackwell, April 2018. ISBN: 9781119013082 £199
    • Principles of Neurological Surgery, 4th edition
      Richard G Ellenbogen, Laligam N Sekhar, and Neil D Kitchen. Elsevier, February 2018. ISBN: 9780323431408 £249.99
    • Transient Ischemic Attack and Stroke: Diagnosis, Investigation and Treatment, 2nd edition
      Gary KK Lau, Sarah T Pendlebury, and Peter M Rothwell. Cambridge University Press, August 2018. ISBN: 9781107485358 £59.99
    • Treatable and Potentially Preventable Dementias
      Vladimir Hachinski. Cambridge University Press, June 2018. ISBN: 9781107157460 £52.99

     

    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 £ 59.99

    First Prize Obstetrics and gynaecology

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    Highly commended

    • Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 4th edition
      Brian A Magowan, Philip Owen, and Andrew Thomson Elsevier, July 2018. ISBN: 9780702074042 £38.99
    • Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 9th edition
    • Keith Edmonds, Christoph Lees, and Tom Bourne. Wiley-Blackwell, November 2018. ISBN: 9781119211426 £160
    • Medicolegal Issues in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
      Swati Jha and Emma Ferriman. Springer, June 2018. ISBN: 9783319786834 £96.50
    • Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT): Applied Genomics in Prenatal Screening Diagnosis
      Lieve Page-Christiaens and Hanns-Georg Klein. Academic Press, August 2018. ISBN: 9780128141892 $150

     

    Oncology

    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 £264

    First Prize Oncology

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    Highly commended

    • A Beginner's Guide to Targeted Cancer Treatments
      Elaine Vickers. Wiley, July 2018. ISBN: 9781119126799 £39.99
    • Cancer Prevention and Screening
      Rosalind A Eeles, Christine D Berg, and Jeffrey S Tobias. Wiley, October 2018. ISBN: 9781118990872 £94.95
    • Fast Facts: Lymphoma, 3rd edition.Chris Hatton, Graham Collins, and John Sweetenham.
      S. Karger Publishers Limited, September 2018. ISBN: 9781910797945 £15

     

    Paediatrics

    First prize

    Nelson Pediatrics Board Review
    Terry Dean, Jr. and Louis M Bell. Elsevier, December 2018. ISBN: 9780323530514 £99.99

    First Prize Paediatrics

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    Highly commended

    • Infectious Disease and Pharmacology Neonatology Questions and Controversies
      William E Benitz, P Brian Smith and Richard A Polin. Elsevier, September 2018. ISBN: 9780323543910 £89.99
    • Pediatric Dermatopathology and Dermatology
      Alejandro A Gru, Mark R Wick, Adnan Mir, Barrett Zlotoff, and Louis P Dehner. Lippincott, November 2018. ISBN: 9781496387851 £170
    • The Newborn Lung: Neonatology Questions and Controversies, 3rd edition
      Eduardo Bancalari, Peter G Davis, and Richard A Polin. Elsevier, September 2018. ISBN: 9780323546058 £89.99

     

    Pathology

    First prize

    Underwood's Pathology: A Clinical Approach, 7th edition
    Simon S Cross. Elsevier Ltd, May 2018. ISBN: 9780702072123 £50.99

    First Prize Pathology

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    Highly commended

    • Atlas of Hematopathology: Morphology, Immunophenotype, Cytogenetics, and Molecular Approaches, 2nd edition
      Faramarz Naeim, P Nagesh Rao, Sophie X Song, and Ryan T Phan. Academic Press, July 2018. ISBN: 9780128098431 $250
    • Diagnostic Pathology: Cytopathology, 2nd edition
      Dina R Mody, Michael J Thrall, and Savitri Krishnamurthy. Elsevier, December 2018. ISBN: 9780323547635 $299.99
    • Diagnostic Pathology: Pediatric Neoplasms, 2nd edition
      Angelica R Putnam, Karen S Thompson, Jeremy C Wallentine, Alexandros D Polydorides, and Jeffrey L Killeen. Elsevier, January 2018. ISBN: 9780323548069 $329.99
    • Diagnostic Pathology: Placenta, 2nd edition
      Amy Heerema-McKenney, Edwina J Popek, and Monique E De Paepe. Elsevier, December 2018. ISBN: 9780323609715 $249.99

     

    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 £14.99

    First Prize Popular medicine

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    • Fallout: A Journey Through the Nuclear Age, From the Atom Bomb to Radioactive Waste
      Fred Pearce. Granta Publications, June 2018. ISBN: 9781846276255 £14.99
    • Get Tough with Type 2: master your diabetes
      David Levy. Hammersmith Books Limited, April 2018. ISBN: 9781781611081 £14.99
    • Letting Go: how to plan for a good death
      Charlie Corke. Scribe UK, July 2018. ISBN: 9781911344858 £12.99
    • Living with Bariatric Surgery: Managing Your Mind and Your Weight
      Denise Ratcliffe. Routledge, April 2018. ISBN: 9781138217127 £16.99
    • Menopause: The One-Stop Guide: The best practical guide to understanding and living with the menopause
      Kathy Abernethy. Profile Books, January 2018. ISBN: 9781781258729 £9.99
    • The Inflamed Mind: A radical new approach to depression
      Edward Bullmore. Short Books, May 2018. ISBN: 9781780723501 £14.99
    • Too Many Pills: How Too Much Medicine is Endangering Our Health and What We Can Do About It
      James Le Fanu. Little, Brown Book Group/Little, Brown imprint, May 2018. ISBN: 9781408709771 £13.99

     

    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 £39.99

    First Prize Primary health care

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    • CSA Scenarios for the MRCGP, 4th edition
      Thomas M Das. Scion Publishing Ltd, May 2018. ISBN: 9781911510208 £24.99
    • Independent Prescribing for Paramedics
      Amanda Blaber, Hannah Morris, and Andy Collen. Class Professional Publishing, October 2018. ISBN: 9781859597873 £29.99
    • Transgender Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Binary and Non-Binary Trans Patient Care
      Ben Vincent. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, June 2018. ISBN: 9781785922015 £15.99

     

    Psychiatry

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    Oxford Textbook of Public Mental Health
    Dinesh Bhugra, Kamaldeep Bhui, Samuel YS Wong, and Stephen E Gilman. Oxford University Press, September 2018. ISBN: 9780198792994 £115

    First Prize Psychiatry

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    • Addiction, 2nd edition
      David J Nutt and Liam J Nestor. Oxford University Press, August 2018. ISBN: 9780198797746 £24.99
    • Adjustment Disorder
      Patricia Casey. Oxford University Press, March 2018. ISBN: 9780198786214 £29.99
    • Narcissism and Its Discontents: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Treatment Strategies With Narcissistic Patients
      Glen O Gabbard and Holly Crisp-Han. American Psychiatric Association Publishing, May 2018. ISBN: 9781615371273 £33
    • Oxford Textbook of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
      Tobias Banaschewski, David Coghill, and Alessandro Zuddas. Oxford University Press, May 2018. ISBN: 9780198739258 £125
    • Practical Cultural Psychiatry
      Dinesh Bhugra, Antonio Ventriglio, and Kamaldeep S. Bhui. Oxford University Press, September 2018. ISBN: 9780198723196 £29.99
    • The Oxford Handbook of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
      Michaela A Swales. Oxford University Press, November 2018. ISBN: 9780198758723 £115

     

    Public health

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    Essentials of Global Health
    Babulal Sethia and Parveen Kumar. Elsevier, April 2018. ISBN: 9780702066078 £19.99

    First Prize Public Health

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    Highly commended

    • Better Value Health Checks: A Practical Guide
      Nick Summerton. CRC Press, April 2018. ISBN: 9781138088009 £24.99
    • Drug Policy and the Public Good, 2nd edition.
      Thomas F Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, María Elena Medina-Mora, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang. Oxford University Press, July 2018. ISBN: 9780198818014 £34.99
    • Health in Humanitarian Emergencies: Principles and Practice for Public Health and Healthcare Practitioners
      Edited by David A Townes, Mike Gerber and Mark Anderson. Cambridge University Press, May 2018. ISBN: 9781107062689 £94.99
    • Managing Epidemics: Key facts about major deadly diseases
      World Health Organization, April 2018. ISBN: 9789241565530 CHF 50
    • Oxford Textbook of Global Health of Women, Newborns, Children, and Adolescents
      Delan Devakumar, Jennifer Hall, Zeshan Qureshi, and Joy Lawn. Oxford University Press, December 2018. ISBN: 9780198794684 £55 
    • The British Betrayal of Childhood: Challenging Uncomfortable Truths and Bringing About Change
      Sir Al Aynsley-Green. Routledge, October 2018. ISBN: 9781138297920 £13.99

     

    Radiology

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    Caffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 13th edition
    Brian D Coley. Elsevier, May 2018. ISBN: 9780323497480 £359.99

    First Prize Radiology

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    Highly commended

    • Atlas of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 2nd edition
      Matthew J Budoff, Stephan S Achenbach, Harvey S Hecht, and Jagat Narula. Springer International Publishing, May 2018. ISBN: 9781447173564 £151.98
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound: Musculoskeletal, 2nd edition
      James F Griffith, Ryan KL Lee, Esther HY Hung, and Alex WH Ng. Elsevier, November 2018. ISBN: 9780323570138 $299.99
    • ExpertDDx: Head and Neck, 2nd edition
      Bernadette L Koch and Bronwyn E Hamilton. Elsevier, June 2018. ISBN: 9780323554053 $299.99
    • MRI in Practice, 5th edition
      Catherine Westbrook and John Talbot. Wiley-Blackwell, October 2018. ISBN: 9781119391968 £36.99

     

    Surgery

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    Kirk's Basic Surgical Techniques, 7th edition
    Fiona Myint. Elsevier Ltd, May 2018. ISBN: 9780702073229 £39.99

    First Prize Surgery

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    Highly commended

    • Acute Abdomen During Pregnancy, 2nd edition
      Goran Augustin. Springer, September 2018. ISBN: 9783319729947 €225
    • Critical Cases in Electrocardiography: An Annotated Atlas of Don't-Miss ECGs for Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
      Steven R Lowenstein. Cambridge University Press, June 2018. ISBN: 9781107535916 £59.99
    • Oxford Case Histories in General Surgery
      Judith E Ritchie and K Raj Prasad. Oxford University Press, February 2018. ISBN: 9780198749813 £41.99
    • The Unfavourable Result in Plastic Surgery – Avoidance and Treatment, Vols. 1 and 2, 4th edition
      Mimis N Cohen and Seth R Thaller. Georg Thieme Verlag KG, March 2018. ISBN: 9781626237636 $474.99
    • Trauma: Code Red: Companion to the RCSEng Definitive Surgical Trauma Skills Course
      Mansoor Khan and Morgan McMonagle with David Nott. CRC Press, November 2018. ISBN: 9781138477018 £79.95

     

    Surgical specialties

    First prize

    Shackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 2 Volume Set, 8th edition
    Charles J Yeo. Elsevier, March 2018. ISBN: 9780323402323 £424.99

    First Prize Surgical Specialties

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    • Colorectal Surgery - A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice, 6th edition
      Sue Clark. Elsevier Ltd, June 2018. ISBN: 9780702072437 £74.99
    • Hand Surgery: Therapy and Assessment, 2nd edition
      David Warwick and Roderick Dunn. Oxford University Press, October 2018. ISBN: 9780198757689 £49.99
    • Imaging in Abdominal Surgery
      Michael P Federle and James N Lau. Elsevier, May 2018. ISBN: 97803232611350 $149.99
    • Imaging in Otolaryngology
      Richard K Gurgel and H Ric Harnsberger. Elsevier, December 2018. ISBN: 9780323545082 $149.99
    • Liu, Volpe, and Galetta's Neuro-Ophthalmology: Diagnosis and Management, 3rd edition
      Grant T Liu, Nicholas J Volpe, and Steven L Galetta. Elsevier, April 2018. ISBN: 9780323340441 £189.99
    • Migraine Surgery
      Bahman Guyuron. Georg Thieme Verlag KG, July 2018. ISBN: 9781626236929 $199.99
    • Oesophagogastric Surgery - A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice, 6th edition
      S Michael Griffin and Peter J Lamb. Elsevier Ltd, June 2018. ISBN: 9780702072567 £79.99
    • Postgraduate Vascular Surgery: A Candidate's Guide to the FRCS and Board Exams, 2nd edition. Edition
      Vish Bhattacharya and Gerard Stansby. World Scientific Publishing, July 2018. ISBN: 9781786346018 £49.90
    • Rickham's Neonatal Surgery
      Paul D Losty, Alan W Flake, Risto J Rintala, John M Hutson and Naomi Iwai. Springer-Verlag London, May 2018. ISBN: 9781447147206 £138
    • Scott-Brown's Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 8th edition
      John C Watkinson and Raymond W Clarke. CRC Press, September 2018. ISBN: 9781444175899 £495