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Elsevier Launches Ten New eBook Specialty Collections on MD Consult

ST. LOUIS, Missouri, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

- Increases Accessibility to Market-Leading Specialty Content

Elsevier, the world's leading publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced today that ten new eBook Specialty Collections have launched on MD Consult (, its online clinical reference tool. This launch provides online availability of market-leading specialty content in Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Family Medicine, General Radiology, Geriatric Medicine, Hand Surgery, Neonatology, Otolaryngology, Pathology, and Shoulder Surgery.

"The inclusion of these eBook Specialty Collections on MD Consult allows clinical institutions across the world to select from a compelling array of key brands and current titles that meet the needs of medical specialists underserved by other online medical resources," commented Randy Charles, Managing Director, Global Clinical Reference, Health Sciences.

Elsevier's health science books are published under the imprints W.B. Saunders, Mosby, Churchill Livingstone, and Hanley & Belfus, publishers with a rich medical and health science publishing heritage dating back to 1688.

Mike Takats, Vice President, MD Consult, added "These collections make much more specialty and subspecialty knowledge readily available to institutions and physicians, and ultimately should help to improve the quality of medical and surgical care around the world. Our customers have been asking for a greater variety of the Elsevier books they already know and trust and now we can meet that need."

The addition of these new specialty collections follows the successful launch of five new eBook collections in September 2008, covering content in Anesthesia, Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Netter's Orthopaedics, and Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. By the end of 2009, more than 400 new specialty titles will be available as part of MD Consult eBook Specialty Collections, contributing to the evolution of the MD Consult platform into the most comprehensive and authoritative resource for medical information in all medical specialties.

About MD Consult

MD Consult brings the leading medical resources together into one integrated online reference tool to help physicians efficiently find answers to pressing clinical questions and make better treatment decisions. A service of Elsevier, a world leader in health care and medical science publishing, MD Consult combines leading medical reference books, medical journals, and The Clinics of North America with patient education handouts, drug information, medical news, and more!

MD Consult is trusted by more than 1,900 healthcare organizations, including 95% of U.S. medical schools. Physicians log over 1.5 million searches every month to find clinical answers and make better treatment decisions.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect (, MD Consult (, Scopus (, bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier ( is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc (, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

    Tom Reller, Director, Corporate Relations

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