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The Hospital for Special Surgery Rheumatoid Arthritis Handbook
with Stephen A. Paget, M.D. and Michael D. Lockshin, M.D (John Wiley and Sons, 2001)

The Columbia Presbyterian Osteoarthritis Handbook
with Ronald P. Grelsamer, M.D. (Macmillan, 1996, 1997)
Signed copies available from me through SignedCopy.com;
also available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble

These books are complete guides for the treatment of two of the major forms of arthritis and provide information on drug therapy, exercise, and total joint replacement surgery.

Suzanne Loebl, a veteran science editor of The Arthritis Foundation, co-authored the books with leading arthritis specialists and surgeons.

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Reviewers’ Comments on
The Hospital for Special Surgery Rheumatoid Arthritis Handbook

“This authoritative guide will be useful to health professionals, people afflicted with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and their families. … A cure continues to elude researchers, but medical advances, including new drugs to ease pain and improve movement, advances in surgical procedures and the development of exercise and nutrition regimens, have greatly improved patients’ physical and emotional health.”
—Publishers Weekly
“Expert clinicians Stephen Paget and Michael Lockshin have teamed with veteran science writer Suzanne Loebl to provide a definite new-millenium handbook for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis, their families and those who care for them. This splendid volume is easily understandable, uses real-life situations as examples and is far more up-to-the-minute than other such books. From sexuality to surgery it offers practical and science based advice.”
Charles M. Plotz, M.D., Editor-in-Chief, Rheuma21st.com
“The Hospital for Special Surgery, or HSS as it is affectionately known, is one of the world’s premier and fabled centers for arthritis. … The authors include two of its most beloved physicians … they are doctors’ doctors. … This handbook represents therefore the very best we can do … it is a must.”
Matthew Liang, M.D., Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Reviewers’ Comments on
The Columbia Presbyterian Osteoarthritis Handbook

“If you suffer from arthritis you might want to scurry down to your favorite bookstore for a copy of this information-loaded little gem.”
—The Sun Times, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
An excellent reference for patients.
Stephen L. Burnstein, D.O., Fellow, American College of Rheumatology

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These early books are out of print, but copies may be found on the web, in libraries and with used book dealers.

The Nurse’s Drug Handbook
with George Spratto, M.D., and Estelle Heckheimer, R.N.

This handbook went through seven editions (total sales over 350,000 copies) and improved the safety of the administration of medication by nurses in and out of hospital settings.

Why Can’t We Have a Baby? An Authority Looks at the Causes and Cures of Childlessness
with Albert Decker, M.D. (Dial Press, 1978)

Published the week the first test tube baby was born, this book not only provided a road map to the manifold problems of infertility but also gave moral support to those affected.

Conception, Contraception: A New Look
(McGraw-Hill, 1975)

John Rock MD, a Roman Catholic and father of the birth control pill, said that conception and contraception are like two sides of the same coin. This book of the same title explores the quest for understanding conception, addressing birth control and population issues for young adults long before it became the norm.

Exploring the Mind: Man’s Search for Mental Health
(Abelard-Schuman, 1968)

Not so long ago, the mentally ill were kept in chains and treated like common criminals. The book tells the story of the giants to whom we owe our current understanding of mental health.

Fighting the Unseen: The Story of Viruses
(Abelard-Schuman, 1967)

This accessible but educational text explores the discovery of virus and the partial conquest of the diseases they cause.

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