Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)

Organization's Mission Statement:


Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher of professional health information for physicians, nurses, specialized clinicians and students. It provides essential healthcare information in print and electronic formats, including textbooks, journals, CD-ROM, and via Intranets and the Internet.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LWW also has U.S. offices in Baltimore Maryland; New York, New York; Hagerstown, Maryland; Rockville, Maryland; and Dallas, Texas. Outside of the U.S. the company has offices in London, Hong Kong, Sidney, New Delhi, and Tokyo. There are approximately 1,200 employees worldwide. LWW is a unit of Wolters Kluwer International Health & Science, one of five business clusters comprising the Amsterdam-based parent company.

LWW's publications include thousands of well-known titles: Stedman's Medical Dictionary, Griffith's 5 Minute Consult, Nursing2002 Drug Handbook, and the Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice are just a few popular reference tools published by LWW. Healthcare professionals also count on LWW's more than 275 journals, newsletters, and loose-leaf products to keep current in their practice. Some of the industry's most respected titles, ranging from general medical practice topics to highly specialized publications consistently offer valuable content to diverse audiences within the broad healthcare field.

A Guide to Women's Health was conceived in 1999 to educate women about a variety of gender specific health and lifestyle issues. It is published in April and October as a stand alone supplement to Nursing2002, Nursing Management and The Nurse Practitioner, leading peer written and reviewed journals reaching over 417,000 paid subscribers.

As the largest, independent source for women's health information and patient education, A Guide to Women's Health brings together leading experts on issues and topics such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and breast cancer in addition to lifestyle advice on exercise and nutrition. The April 2002 edition announces the NWHRC partnership and includes "Women and the Internet" from the NWHRC Report in addition to featuring "Answering Your Questions about Perimenopause" and "The Truth About Colon Cancer."

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