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Scleroderma Caring for Your Hands and Face by Jeanne L. Melvin, MS, OTR, FAOTA


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#1 ladyhawke

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 10:36 AM

Came across this while reading here about hands....would really like to obtain a copy of this as my hands are starting now.
I know it's out of print, I don't have an ISBN number for it. Is it just a pamphlet or is it book? Anyone know anything about it or have seen it? Thanks - Lisa
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 02:54 PM

Hi Lisa, I managed to contact Jeanne Melvin a couple of years ago re this book. I can't now recall her exact reply (although I may still have the email somewhere on my system) but basically I think it is out of print. Having said that, I think there must be old copies out there; it's just how to find them that's the problem :(

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:01 PM

Thanks Lizzie, from what I've found out so far it is out of print and yes it's finding the old ones that is the problem. I've checked on Book Finder and Amazon and Chapters. I did find out the publishing company and have contacted them today. I'll post back if I find out anything. I'd really like to get a copy of it. I did find the ISBN number as well. This is the info on it if anyone is interested in searching:

Scleroderma: Caring for Your Hands & Feet

by Jeanne L. Melvin
ISBN 1569000069 (1-56900-006-9)

Softcover, Amer Occupational Therapy Assn
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:12 PM

Hi LadyHawke,

Yes, that booklet has been out of print for years. However, my occupational therapist had a similar one that she used for me, years ago. So I think the important thing is to see an occupational therapist as they do know how to deal with the onset of arthritic hands (systemic scleroderma is a form of arthritis; the worst form, actually).
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#5 ladyhawke

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 09:38 AM

So I contacted the publisher and this was their response:


Thank you for your inquiry with AOTA. Unfortunately, the book is out of print and we no longer have any in stock. I googled the title and every site that I visited was out as well. I hope you find it soon.


So if anyone finds a copy, maybe we could share it? I'm gonna keep looking anyway.
- Lisa
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 11:09 AM

We have used book stores around here...so, I'll try to get in and check it out, Lisa!
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:43 PM

Thanks Susie, I'm gonna put the name etc. in my purse and whenever I get to a used book store, I'll check too. :VeryHappy:
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