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GOSH and ICH clinicians receive top award for illustrated book.

16 November 2007

On 14 November, "The Great Ormond Street Colour Handbook of Paediatrics and Child Health" was awarded Joint Winner in the category of "New edited book (retailing at less than £75)" at The Society of Authors and The Royal Society of Medicine Book Awards 2007.  The book had already been Highly Commended in the Paediatrics category of the BMA Medical Book Competition 2007.

The book's five editors are all based at the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust. Their knowledge and expertise span a broad range of paediatric clinical specialisms, including, nephrology, general surgery and immunology.

 The product of a world centre of excellence in teaching and medical and surgicl practice, this colour handbook combines the advantages of a colour atlas with those of a short textbook covering clinical features, epidemiology, investigations and differential diagnosis. Illustrations include clinical photos, imaging, charts, graphs and histology where appropriate.

Commenting on the award, Dr Stephen Marks, Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist at GOSH and one of the editors and contributors to the book, said:

"We are very proud to have produced such a high quality reference book and believe that it will prove invaluable to paediatric health professionals all over the world.  We are delighted that the book has been so well received by the clinical community."

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Notes to editors

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