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Elsevier Supports International Medical Corps Through 'Act to Save a Life' Campaign

PHILADELPHIA, August 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

$1 for every medical textbook activated on Student Consult from August through November will go to International Medical Corps, dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs

Elsevier, the world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that it will contribute to International Medical Corps  through its 'Act to Save a Life' campaign, an initiative dedicated to providing medical assistance and support to numerous people around the world.

"International Medical Corps is extremely grateful to Elsevier for its support," said Margaret Aguirre, Director of Global Communications for International Medical Corps. "The generosity of Elsevier and the students who purchase Student Consult textbooks during this campaign will enhance our health care training and development programs around the world."

Elsevier will donate one dollar for each medical textbook activated by U.S. medical school students at Student Consult, an online resource center from Elsevier, between Aug. 1 and Nov. 30, 2011. Elsevier aims to raise $25,000 for International Medical Corps.

Student Consult, an online resource center from Elsevier, allows students to access the full contents of the medical textbooks they purchase, along with images, multiple choice practice questions, clinical cases and more. Student Consult's titles are the core medical textbooks students use in their courses and training, including renowned best sellers Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy, Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, Gray's Anatomy for Students, Rapid Review Pathology by Edward Goljan, and Guyton and Hall Textbook of Physiology.

"Elsevier is committed to advancing medical education and global healthcare through timely, accurate medical knowledge and data, and we want to provide the opportunity for medical students in the U.S. to help this worthy organization," said Randy Charles, Managing Director, Global Clinical Reference, Elsevier. "By supporting International Medical Corps, Elsevier is working towards fulfilling its global healthcare mission while making a positive impact to the healthcare community."

For more information on this campaign, visit:

About International Medical Corps

Since its inception more than 25 years ago, International Medical Corps' mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. For more information visit:

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Nursing Consult, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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