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Thieme Titles Are Winners at the 2014 BMA Medical Book Awards

New York, NY, October 15, 2014 --( Thieme, a world leader in scientific, medical, and academic publishing, won First Prize in the Oncology category and Highly Commended in the Radiology and Surgical Specialties categories at the 2014 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.

First prize in the Oncology category went to "Controversies in Neuro-Oncology," by Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa and Shaan M. Raza. This comprehensive guide compiles, synthesizes, and summarizes the most relevant scientific literature available in neurosurgical oncology. It provides objective recommendations based on the data found in the literature, giving physicians the information they need to make fully informed treatment decisions.

Tim Hiscock, Executive Editor at Thieme New York, commented: “I am thrilled that first prize has been awarded to 'Controversies in Neuro-Oncology' - it is a richly deserved honor for a book that is a great addition to Thieme’s neurosurgery collection.”

The following titles won Highly Commended in their respective categories:

"Measurements and Classifications in Musculoskeletal Radiology" by Simone Waldt and Klaus Woertler. This highly practical and accessible text presents the measurement techniques, classification systems, scoring methods, and reference values currently in use in musculoskeletal radiology in a single, comprehensive volume. It includes nearly 400 detailed illustrations and radiological images showing reference lines, markings, orientations, and angles.

Surgical Specialties:
"Atlas of Head and Neck Ultrasound" by Heinrich Iro, Alessandro Bozzato and Johannes Zenk. Written by internationally renowned experts, this exceptional atlas provides readers with a didactic exposure to the principles of ultrasound and its application in the diagnosis and treatment of clinical conditions of the head and neck. Online access to an extensive selection of video clips illustrating the advantages of ultrasound as a dynamic procedure is included.

"The Art of Microsurgical Hand Reconstruction" by David J. Slutsky. This visually detailed, content-rich atlas is packed with all the procedures surgeons need to successfully perform both tried-and-true and cutting-edge techniques in microsurgery of the upper extremity. It covers more than 50 specific procedures that beginning microsurgeons as well as more experienced surgeons will want to add to their arsenal. Online access to over 20 videos demonstrating specific surgical procedures is included.

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.

About Thieme
Thieme Publishing Group is a medical and scientific publishing house employing more than 900 staff and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Rio and Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in online and print publishing. Thieme publishes 150 peer-reviewed journals and more than 450 new books annually. The company has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include eNeurosurgery, Medlantis, Thieme E-Journals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit
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