New 40th Edition of Gray's Anatomy Celebrates 150 Years as the World's Preeminent Anatomical Reference

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Elsevier, the leading publisher of medical and scientific literature,announces the publication of the 40th edition of the most famous anatomicalreference in the world, Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of ClinicalPractice ( inSeptember 2008.

In celebration of its 150th anniversary, the new edition providesmeticulously enhanced and updated artwork throughout, while maintaining thedistinguished lineage of the original. With more than 200 completely newradiologic, CT, MR and other imaging studies vividly capturing anatomy as itis seen only by physicians - and 2,000 images now in full color - readerswill have a consistent, coherent view of every anatomical detail.

"The 40th edition of Gray's Anatomy remains true to the originalintentions of Dr. Henry Gray and Dr. Henry van Dyke Carter, in that itdescribes the anatomical basis of clinical practice, from the perspective ofleading clinicians and anatomists," said Editor-in-Chief Susan Standring,Emeritus Professor of Anatomy at King's College, London. "The 39th editionheralded a new era for the book - the Editorial Board took the radicaldecision that the anatomy of the body should be described regionally ratherthan systematically. Over the last four years, we have continued to updatenot only the words, but also the illustrations in Gray's Anatomy. I hope thatreaders will be as excited as I am by the hundreds of new artworks and imageswhich accompany the text in the 40th edition."

Also accompanying this innovative 40th edition is full-text online accessto Gray's Anatomy. As one of Elsevier's Expert Consult titles, readers canreference the entire book from any computer, search the full contents anddownload the thousands of high-quality color illustrations.

With the unrivalled artwork, convenient online access andstate-of-the-art coverage of new clinical findings, Gray's Anatomy, 40thedition sets a new standard as the anatomical reference of choice.

Notes to Editors:

Gray's Anatomy, 40th Edition (ISBN: 978-0-443-06684-9) is 1700 pages,with 1200 illustrations and includes full-text online access. It's availableat Dr. Standring is available forinterviews by contacting (U.S.) (outside U.S.). For review copies, please contact LisaDamico at

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical andmedical information products and services. Working in partnership with theglobal science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books peryear, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, suchas ScienceDirect (, MD Consult (, Scopus (,bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier ( is a global business headquartered inAmsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part ofReed Elsevier Group plc (, a world-leadingpublisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical,legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provideshigh-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasingemphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's tickersymbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK andENL (New York Stock Exchange).Contact : Tom Reller (U.S.) +1-212-462-1912 Anna Hogrebe (Rest of World) +31-20-485-3269

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