New edition of Cecil Medicine improved to provide the best answers faster

August 27, 2007

Philadelphia, 27 August 2007 - Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today introduced the latest edition of the Cecil Textbook of Medicine - which has been in continuous publication longer than any other internal medicine textbook, and is considered one of the world's most trusted medical references. The new edition, now renamed "Cecil Medicine," is the first of Elsevier's new Expert Consult titles, all of which include full-text online access with each printed volume. The Premium Edition of this Expert Consult title will also regularly incorporate updates directly into each chapter to reflect new clinical information, plus other bonus features for enhanced clinical reference and review.

"This new edition of Cecil combines the best of the Cecil that physicians and other health care professionals have relied on for more than 75 years - an authoritative, comprehensive, trusted medical reference - with modern, up-to-date and fresh advances in technology," said Lee Goldman, M.D., Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and of Medicine at Columbia University and lead editor of Cecil Medicine. "A wealth of brand-new chapters and comprehensive updates throughout put the latest knowledge and evidence-based practices at clinicians' fingertips."

In comparison to other available internal medicine references, Cecil Medicine, 23rd Edition is: In addition to regular updates, the Premium Edition's online features include downloadable illustrations for use in electronic presentations, step-by-step videos demonstrating key procedures, challenging case studies and more than 1000 review questions and answers to facilitate certification and recertification preparation.

"We have invested a great deal of effort into making this 23rd Edition of Cecil Medicine an even more superior alternative to other internal medicine references than ever before," states Kim Murphy, Publishing Director for Global Medicine at Elsevier. "Between painstaking improvements in the content and format of each chapter, and all the advantages of the versatile new Expert Consult online platform, we are confident that we have produced a much better and faster source for the clinical information that medical practitioners need every day."
Notes to Editors:

Cecil Medicine, 23rd Edition (ISBN: 9781416028055) is 3120 pages, with approximately 1600 illustrations (1400 in full color) and includes full-text online access. The Premium Edition (ISBN: 9781416044789) regularly integrates updates into its online content and offers additional bonus features. Both are available at Dr. Goldman and Dr. Ausiello are available for interviews by contacting Tom Reller at For review copies, please contact Todd Liebel at or at 215-239-3462.

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.

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