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SIMON & SCHUSTER ACQUIRES ELSEVIER SCIENCE'S U.S. MEDICAL AND PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE/TEXT LISTS

 SIMON & SCHUSTER ACQUIRES ELSEVIER SCIENCE'S
 U.S. MEDICAL AND PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE/TEXT LISTS
 NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon & Schuster, the publishing operation of Paramount Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCI), has acquired three medical book lists and a professional reference list -- a total of 210 active titles -- from Elsevier Science Publishing Company, Inc., of New York. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
 Among the titles acquired is the world's leading text and reference on neural science and psychology, Principles of Neural Science by Drs. Eric R. Kandel, James H. Schwartz and Tomas M. Jessel of the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. The medical lists cover the fields of bioscience, clinical medicine and medical examination preparation, while subjects in the professional reference/text list include statistics, architecture and technology.
 In announcing the purchase, Jonathan Newcomb, Simon & Schuster president said, "The addition of New York-based Elsevier Science's medical and professional reference book lists will strengthen our growing presence in these key publishing areas; particularly at a time when the scientific, medical and educational communities are placing increased demands on the need for greater technical information.
 "Our Appleton & Lange unit will publish the medical and bioscience books, while our Higher Education Group will publish books from the technical reference list," Mr. New comb said.
 Appleton & Lange has a 130 year history in medical and nursing publishing, while the Higher Education Group is the leading publisher of text and reference books for colleges and universities, he noted.
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 /CONTACT: Joe Bereswill or Sandy Berger of Simon & Schuster, 212-698-7115/
 (PCI) CO: Simon & Schuster; Paramount Communications, Inc. ST: New York IN: PUB SU: TNM


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