On the 11th day of the holidays the Buzz sent to me:
11 sample chapters,
10 first prize winners,
9 super sections,
8 too much pudding,
7 self test sections,
6 lovely links,
5 fascinating facts,
4 Lancet headlines,
3 is the magic number,
2 fantastic Offers,
and a new format newsletter to read
. . . to our holiday season BUZZ as you can see lyrics aren’t our strong point but we ho ho hope that you like the brand new format (We aren’t great at the jokes either)
Everyone's a winner baby
We are very proud to announce another great return at the two recent annual Book Awards - run by the British Medical Association and The Royal Society of Medicine & The Society of Authors' - where many of our medical student textbooks were acclaimed as field leaders in their respective categories Hurrah!

To celebrate you can get ANY of our Winning or Highly Commended titles at a great 20% OFF! It's for a limited period only I'm afraid, so you'll have to get your skates on!
Are you getting the most out of your StudentConsult?
Are you? Don't forget that StudentConsult has 150 self test and 250 multiple-choice questions. For your delectation and delight. And they are even arranged into subject modules so you can see where your strengths and weaknesses lie! Also check out the animations for difficult concepts!
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Human Embryology and Developmental Biology

Online Access, 4e
Top titles now available
Packed with lots of sample chapters for extra goodness!

Instant Work-ups: A Clinical Guide to Obstetric and Gynecologic Care – O'Connell Human Sexuality and its Problems, 3e – Bancroft Netter's Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2e – Smith Urodynamics Made Easy, 3e – Chapple Fetal Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Practice, 2e – Rodeck Crash Course: History and Examination, 3e – Brain Evidence-Based Health Care and Public Health: How to Make Decisions About Health Services and Public Health, 3e – Gray Crash Course: OSCEs in Medicine and Surgery – Bhangu Notes on Medical Microbiology, 2e – Ward Medical Biotechnology – Pongracz The Flesh and Bones of Pathology – Bateman
The Lancet Student
In search of the political will for water and sanitation - Medsin and The Lancet Student present a petition signed by nearly 600 medical students to the Undersecretary of State for DFID. Read more Closing the knowledge-implementation gap in HIV treatment - Christian Ramers writes on the discrepancy between research advances in HIV treatment and access to them. Read more The healthcare worker shortage: a new pandemic - Vishal Venkat Raman writes on the reasons for this shortfall. Read more NHS healthcare for refused asylum seekers - a roundup of UK policy and the pending High Court Appeals decision on the previous verdict that refused asylum seekers may be entitled to free care on the NHS. Read more
Review and reveal the Naked Truth
Ever been visited by the muse or felt like expressing your views? If you have and are in a medical textbooks frame of mind visit www.medicaltextbooksrevealed.com and let us know what books you rate... or hate

Also register on www.medicaltextbooksrevealed.com and got a 20% discount on all Elsevier Medical Textbooks featured on the site for that month!
Five fascinating facts
  • In the 1800's, people believed that gin could cure stomach problems
  • On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year
  • There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver
  • For more than 3,000 years, Carpenter ants have been used to close wounds in India, Asia and South America
  • Lobsters have blue blood
Send us your facts for next month and we will publish them email us
In the office
What's going on at the decked halls of Elsevier Towers this month

Leanne is throwing herself wholeheartedly into the holiday season, organising the office outing and a house party. Is there nothing this girl can't do?
Debs now has no excuse not to have a shower – her boiler has finally been fixed.
Nathan is busy feeling sorry for himself, and is suffering from man-flu. Anyone got a tissue?
Ian is very much looking forward to spending the festive season in (relatively) sunny Spain, with his future in-laws. Bring on the thermal spa... Jeremy is now the office guru on word-of-mouth marketing. Pass it on.
And finally
Beachball Animal Camouflage
The world biggest beach ball
Who would live in a place like this?
Dancing Hamsters
The worlds weirdest endangered species

Happy Holiday’s from the jolly old team at the
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