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The Lancet’s publisher launches the English version of a China’s Covid-19 book

A medical worker collects a swab sample from an elderly woman for nucleic acid test at Hongshan district in Wuhan, Hubei province, May 14, 2020. [Photo by Xue Zi/For China Daily]. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

SHANGHAI, Nov 10, 2020, Xinhua. Elsevier, a Netherlands-based research publishing and information analytics company, launched the English version of a Chinese book on COVID-19 prevention and treatment on Monday (Nov 9), Xinhua reported.

Elsevier, which owns the world-leading medical journal The Lancet, published the English version of “COVID-19: The essentials of Prevention and Treatment” with Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press.

The book, with Zhong Nanshan, a renowned Chinese respiratory disease expert as one of the reviewers, aims to share with the world China’s medical experience in fighting the COVID-19 epidemic.

The Chinese version, with renowned medical experts from Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen as its editors, was published by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press in April.

The book’s editors and authors are all medical experts who once worked on the frontline against the COVID-19 epidemic. The book attracted considerable attention from international peers soon after the publishing of its Chinese version.

The book was the first academic writing on COVID-19 prevention and treatment by Chinese medical researchers that was introduced by Elsevier, according to the company.

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