Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Releases First eBook Titles in Washington Manual Subspecialty Consult Series

Seven Subspecialty Titles Revised and Now Available in eBook and Print

Jul 23, 2012, 09:00 ET from Wolters Kluwer Health

PHILADELPHIA, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) today announced the release of the first e-book editions in The Washington Manual® Subspecialty Consult Series. Written by residents/fellows and reviewed by faculty at the prestigious Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Subspecialty Consult Series includes a total of 11 titles each focused on a different disease area running the gamut from cardiology to hematology and oncology. LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals, and pharmacy. 

The seven revised titles include:  Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; Nephrology; Hematology and Oncology; Gastroenterology; Endocrinology; Infectious Disease and Rheumatology. LWW plans to release all of the other titles in the series in eBook format in concurrence with their regular revisions.

The Washington Manual Subspecialty Consult Series follows the same format and clinical practicality as the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, now in its 33rd edition and established for more than 65 years as the "Bible" of the medical ward. These concise and practical references are tailored for fellows, residents and medical students rotating through their subspecialty services. They are also ideal references for medical professionals specializing in a certain area.

"We are proud to offer the latest development in the long history of The Washington Manual Series," said Thomas M. De Fer, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. "Offering an eBook platform was a natural progression for all the titles and it clearly reflects how today's clinician accesses content."

The Washington Manual Subspecialty Consult Series is delivered in a timesaving, quick-reference style. Each volume contains a synopsis of symptoms, signs, and problems encountered in a bulleted format for quick salient points as well as new standards in the treatment for each specialty area. With the advent of eBook availability, the Subspecialty Consult Series will offer the same portability, comprehensiveness, and ease of access that make the make the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics a favorite on-call resource for house staff, faculty, medical students, and other health care professionals around the world.

Alongside the print editions, all 7 titles are available in eBook versions through Amazon Kindle or Barnes and Noble's Nook to have the accessibility of the content anytime, anywhere. With the free Kindle or Nook app content can be downloaded to any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

To purchase or learn more about the print or eBook versions, visit or go to the Washington Manual Facebook site at to become engaged in the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis community.

The Washington Manual® is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.

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