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Thieme Wins First Prize in Surgical Specialties at the BMA Medical Book Awards

New York, NY, October 13, 2010 --( Thieme, a world leader in scientific, medical, and academic publishing, picked up First Prize at the 2010 British Medical Association’s Medical Book Awards ceremony recently held in London. Through this competition the BMA aims to foster and reward excellence in medical publishing. Publishers from around the globe submitted 784 titles this year—100 more than last year.

First Prize in the Surgical Specialties category went to “Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedic Treatment” Written by Drs. Thomas Rakosi and Thomas M. Graber, this standard-setting atlas depicts and describes all aspects and methods of orthodontics and includes more than 1,200 drawings, radiographs, and full-color photographs.

In this same category, Drs. Franz Haerle, Maxime Champy, and Bill Terry were honored with Highly Commended for the Second Edition of “Atlas of Craniomaxillofacial Osteosynthesis.” This latest edition of the groundbreaking text covers key advances in craniomaxillofacial and oral surgery.

“Top Three Differentials in Radiology: A Case Review” by Dr. William T. O’Brien, Sr., was among the Highly Commended books in the Radiology category. This case-based review book—called “extremely useful” by Academic Radiology—provides select cases for sharpening diagnostic skills and preparing for board exams.

“It is exciting to receive recognition for our authors’ substantial contributions to their respective fields,” said editor Stephan Konnry. “Thieme is especially grateful to accept this distinction and this posthumous award for Dr. Graber.”

About the BMA Awards

The BMA is a doctors’ professional organization created to look after the professional and personal needs of its members. Established in 1996, the BMA Medical Book Awards encourages and rewards excellence in medical publishing. All entries are judged by physicians and educators. Nearly one hundred publishers entered their books and digital resources in the 2010 competition.

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a privately held scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Beijing, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market-leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 137 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme visit

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