Urban & Fischer

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The Urban & Fischer Verlag was a medical publishing house , based in Munich and Jena .


Urban & Fischer Verlag was created in January 1999 from the merger of the two publishers Gustav Fischer (Stuttgart / Jena) and Urban & Schwarzenberg (Munich), both of which belonged to the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group . In 1999 Urban & Fischer took over the Ullstein Medical Verlag program , making Urban & Fischer the second largest medical book publisher in German-speaking countries. At the end of the 1990s, the publisher took over the list of natural medicines from Sommer-Verlag, the counterpart to the red list for natural medicines. In 2000 the publishing house acquired a large part of the physiotherapy program of the Gesundheits Dialog Verlag. In 2003 the Holtzbrinck publishing group sold Urban & Fischer Verlag to the Dutch science publisher Elsevier , which now markets the books of Urban & Fischer Verlag under the Elsevier brand.

Major publications

Important publications from Urban & Fischer Verlag were:

  • the anatomy atlas founded in 1904 by Johannes Sobotta
  • the Roche lexicon for medicine
  • the MSD manual
  • the series Klinikleitfaden - medical reference works in pocket size

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