Hoboken, N.J., October 9, 2012—John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced that Roitt's Essential Immunology, 12th Edition, has won the prestigious British Medical Association (BMA) Book of the Year Award.
The BMA Medical Book Awards aim to encourage and reward excellence in medical publishing. Prizes are awarded in 21 categories, with the overall Book of the Year selected from the category winners.
Chosen from over 700 published titles, Roitt's Essential Immunology was commended as an excellent example of a modern textbook.
The BMA noted, "This textbook aims to bring readers fully up–to–date with the latest knowledge and concepts about the workings of the immune system. It is praised for its hallmark easy reading style which clearly explains the key principles needed by medical and health science students, in the context of a fully functioning immune system."
The book also won first prize in the Basic and Clinical Sciences section of the awards.
"We and our authors are delighted that this important textbook won such prestigious awards," said Alison Langton, VP and Books Publishing Director, Health Sciences, Wiley. "Over its many editions, Roitt's has been continuously developed by incorporating student and instructor feedback. These honors reinforce its pre-eminent market position worldwide."
Sherlock's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System, also in its 12th edition, won first prize in the Internal Medicine section as did The Concise Guide to Pediatric Arrhythmias in the Cardiology section.
Fourteen other Wiley titles were also highly commended in the awards.
Book of the Year Award and First Prize in Basic and Clinical Sciences
Roitt's Essential Immunology, 12th Edition; by Peter J. Delves, Seamus J. Martin, Dennis R. Burton, Ivan M. Roitt 97814051966833; April 2011; Wiley-Blackwell http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-EHEP002261.html
Highly Commended in Basic and Clinical Sciences
Building Brains: an Introduction to Neural Development. David Price, Andrew Jarman, John Mason, and Peter Kind—Wiley–Blackwell, April 2011 ISBN: 9780470712290 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd- EHEP002291.html
Lecture Notes: Biomedical Science. Ian Lyons—Wiley–Blackwell, April 2011 ISBN: 9781405157117 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd- 1405157119.html
First Prize in Internal Medicine
Sherlock's Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System, 12th Edition; by James S. Dooley (Editor), Anna Lok (Editor), Andrew Burroughs (Editor), Jenny Heathcote (Editor) 9781405134897; April 2011; Wiley-Blackwell http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405134895.html
Highly Commended in Internal Medicine
Diagnostic Dermoscopy—The Illustrated Guide. Jonathan Bowling—Wiley–Blackwell, November 2011 ISBN: 9781405198554 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd- 1405198559.html
Gastroenterology: Clinical Cases Uncovered. Satish Keshav and Emma Culver—Wiley–Blackwell, April 2011 ISBN: 9781405169752 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd- 1405169753.html
Successful Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Jonathan Cohen—Wiley–Blackwell, June 2011 ISBN: 9781405196635 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd- 1405196637.html
First Prize in Cardiology
Concise Guide to Pediatric Arrhythmias by Christopher Wren; 9780470658550; November 2011; Wiley-Blackwell http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-047065855X.html
Highly Commended in Digital and Online Resources
How to Operate—for MRCS candidates and other surgical trainees. Matthew Stephenson—Wiley–Blackwell, August 2011 ISBN: 9780470657447 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd- 0470657448.html
Highly Commended in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Neonatology at a Glance. 2nd edition; Tom Lissauer and Avroy A. Fanaroff—Wiley–Blackwell, January 2011 ISBN: 9781405199513 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd- 1405199512.html
Highly Commended in Pharmacology
Hugo and Russell's Pharmaceutical Microbiology. 8th edition; Stephen P. Denyer, Norman Hodges, Sean P. Gorman and Brendan F. Gilmore—Wiley–Blackwell, August 2011 ISBN: 9781444330632 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd- 1444330632.html
Highly Commended in Psychiatry
Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects. Thomas W. Keller, Juan E. Messiah and John Monahan—Wiley–Blackwell, April 2011 ISBN: 9780470660720 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd- 0470660724.html
Community Mental Health: Putting Policy Into Practice Globally. Graham Thornicroft, Atalay Alem, Robert E. Drake and Hiroto Ito—Wiley–Blackwell, October 2011 ISBN: 9781119998655 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd- 1119998654.html
Schizophrenia. 3rd edition; Daniel R. Weinberger and Paul Harrison—Wiley–Blackwell, February 2011 ISBN: 9781405176972 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd- 1405176970.html
Substance Abuse Disorders: Evidence and Experience. Hamid Ghodse, Helen Herrman, Mario Maj and Norman Sartorius—Wiley–Blackwell, February 2011 ISBN: 9780470745106 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd- 047074510X.html
Highly Commended in Public Health
The Dose Makes the Poison: A Plain–Language Guide to Toxicology. 3rd edition; Patricia Frank and M. Alice Ottoboni—John Wiley and Sons, Inc., March 2011 ISBN: 9780470381120 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd- 0470381124.html
Highly Commended in Surgery
Lecture Notes: General Surgery. Lecture Notes: General Surgery, 12th edition; Harold Ellis, Sir Roy Calne and Christopher Watson—Wiley–Blackwell, March 2011 ISBN: 9781444334401 http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd- 1444334409.html
AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert! system.