Edited by Jennifer Reiling, Editorial
BY J. M. BLAINE, M.D.
. . . In searching the literature of the subject I find most
authors give heredity as the cause, and in fact, many are content to
mention this alone and do not recognize the many other causes spoken of
by various writers. To my mind heredity is charged with many offenses
of which it is not guilty. I can easily understand how one may contract
a specific disease and then transmit it in its various manifestations
to countless generations, but where is the microscopic germ or taint
that exerts itself on the male members of the family and allows the
females to retain their "crowning glory"?
ETIOLOGY OF ALOPECIA PREMATURA.. JAMA. 1999;281(10):880P. doi:10.1001/jama.281.10.880