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Atlas of Anatomy Wins Two Benjamin Franklin Awards

06-16-2009 02:24 PM CET | Health & Medicine

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New York/Stuttgart - Thieme Publishers announced today that Atlas of Anatomy won two Benjamin Franklin Awards, presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association.

For the 2009 awards, Atlas of Anatomy picked up two first place wins in the Education/Teaching/Academic and Science categories while Anatomy Flash Cards received a nomination in the Science category. Atlas of Anatomy, edited by Anne M. Gilroy, Brian R. MacPherson, and Lawrence M. Ross, is based on the work of Michael Schuenke, Erik Schulte, and Udo Schumacher, with illustrations by Markus Voll and Karl Wesker. Anatomy Flash Cards are a learning and review tool edited by Anne M. Gilroy based on Atlas of Anatomy.

“We at Thieme would like to thank the Independent Book Publishers Association and its judges for bestowing us with such an extraordinary honor,” states Rebecca McTavish, Developmental Editor.

The Benjamin Franklin Awards, named in honor of the influential American publisher and printer, recognizes excellence in independent publishing. Presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association (PMA), the prize recognizes excellence in publishing. Publications are grouped according to genre and then judged based on editorial and design by top practitioners in each field. This year, the awards were presented during a gala awards ceremony at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, New York.

Atlas of Anatomy features more than 2,000 images which lead readers step-by-step through key regions of the human body. The highly portable flash cards include more than 350 full-color illustrations as well as questions and answers that help users commit key anatomical concepts to memory. The atlas and the flash cards hold everything needed to master human anatomy.

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, 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. Popular online products include Thieme eJournals and the Thieme Electronic Book Library, which are accessible via, Thieme's platform for electronic products. New anatomy resources include the for faculty, and for students. Please visit for additional information.

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