About Us

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher of professional health information for physicians, nurses, specialized clinicians and students. LWW provides essential information for healthcare professionals in print and electronic formats, including textbooks, journals, CD-ROMs, and via Intranets and the Internet. Products available include drug guides, medical journals, nursing journals, medical textbooks, and eBooks.


From a Philadelphia bookstall opened by Benjamin Warner and Jacob Johnson during the presidency of George Washington in 1792, a small book publisher grew to be one of the largest publishers in the English-speaking world within 60 years. After nearly 200 years of independent operation, J.B. Lippincott was sold to Harper & Row in 1978 and then to Wolters Kluwer in 1990. Under the ownership of Wolters Kluwer, J.B. Lippincott merged with Raven Publishers, and then with Williams & Wilkins, to form Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in 1998.

Products and Services

LWW offers a comprehensive line of health-science books and new media with thousands of well-known titles, from reference tools, such as Stedman's Medical Dictionary and Griffith's 5 Minute Clinical Consult, to comprehensive research and education Information for medical specialists and students. In addition to books and digital resources, LWW also publish over 300 journals, newsletters and loose-leaf products in specialty fields for physicians, clinicians, and nurses, including some of the industry's most respected titles. More than 200 journals are now also available online. For information on our journals, please visit lww.com.


LWW is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Other office locations include Baltimore, MD; New York, NY; Hagerstown, MD; Ambler, PA; Chicago, IL; London, England; Sydney, Australia; Singapore and Hong Kong.