Elsevier Health Middle East Announces Publication of First Bilingual Medical Title

By Elsevier, PRNE
Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bilingual Publications Expected to Enhance Medical Education in Region

AMMAN, Jordan, March 7, 2011 - Elsevier, the leading global publisher of scientific, technical, and
medical information products and services, announced today it has begun
offering Arabic bilingual editions of leading Elsevier medical texts to major
universities in the Middle East. The first order was recently received by
Kalamoon University in Syria.

The initiative is one of Elsevier's many meant to help improve the
quality of medical education and clinical care around the globe. The company
has found that studying in a native language deepens understanding for
students across all medical disciplines since while many students are fluent
in another language, they feel more comfortable in their own. Local language
texts reduce the amount of required translation between complex English and
native language medical terminologies and the information frequently speaks
to national practice guidelines and formularies ensuring that medical
treatments recognised within the student's country are adhered to.

The first titles to be translated are mostly dental, but
translations are planned for each medical category, particularly nursing.
Initial titles include:

    - Lissauer's Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics (medical)

    - Chapleau's Emergency First Responder (nursing and emergency

    - Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology.

"Elsevier medical texts are already the preferred resource for
leading medical colleges across the region, and this exciting development
will add a completely new dimension to the process of learning for medical
students, whether they study in English or in Arabic," said Professor Nabil
, Head of Oral Histology and Pathology at Damascus University. "I am
confident that the positive response from Syrian Dentistry Colleges will be
duplicated at many universities across the region."

Information on published and upcoming bilingual titles can be
obtained from the Elsevier Amman office by emailing Patricia Skinner at
p.skinner@elsevier.com .

About Elsevier

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with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000
journals, including The Lancet (www.thelancet.com/) and Cell (
www.cell.com/), and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
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(www.mdconsult.com/) and Nursing Consult (
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and health professionals, and the SciVal suite (www.scival.com/) and
MEDai's Pinpoint Review (www.medai.com/), which help research and
health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

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