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WHO Classification of Tumours. Digestive System Tumours. Fifth Edition
WHO Classification of Tumours, Volume 1
Digestive System Tumours is the first volume in the 5th edition of the WHO series on the classification of human tumours. This series (also known as the WHO Blue Books) is regarded as the gold standard for the diagnosis of tumours and comprises a unique synthesis of histopathological diagnosis with digital and molecular pathology. .../...
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WHO wins top prize for stats that move
We are pleased to announce that a WHO book was a winner at the prestigious BMA medical book awards this year.

Managing Epidemics: Key facts about major deadly diseases
has been Highly Commended in the Public health category of the 2019 BMA Medical Book Awards.

"This is a well-structured and clear book with excellent illustrations that would provide a clear guide to senior PH officials at the start of an incident. It has also the potential for use as teaching materials. I enjoyed reading this book and will retain it as a reference. I hope it will continue to be updated and remain current."

This manual provides concise and up-to-date knowledge on 15 infectious diseases that have the potential to become international threats, and tips on how to respond to each of them. Although originally developed as guidance for WHO officials, this publication is available to a wide readership including all frontline responders - communities, government officials, non-State actors and public health professionals - who need to respond rapidly and effectively when an outbreak is detected.

The British Medical Association established its annual BMA Medical book competition in 1996. The competition aims to encourage and reward excellence in medical publishing.
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   Bestseller no. 1
The WHO Classification of Tumours series are authoritative and concise reference books for the histological and molecular classification of tumours.
They cover:
Central nervous system
Haematopoietic and lymphoid tissues
Digestive system tumours
Soft tissue and bone
Female reproductive organs
Lung pleura, thymus and heart
Urinary system and male genital organs
Head and neck tumours
Endocrine organs
Tumours of the Eye
   No. 2
International Certificate of Vaccination (2005)
   No. 3
Interagency Emergency Health Kit
   No. 4
International Health Regulations (2005)
   No. 5
WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria Wheel for Contraceptive Use
   No. 6
Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children
   No. 7
International Medical Guide for Ships

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