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September 3, 1973

Acupuncture for Baldness

JAMA. 1973;225(10):1248. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03220380060022

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To the Editor.—  I would like to share with my colleagues an important observation made after reading "Treatment of Baldness With Acupunture" (Am J Acupuncture 1:23-26, 1973). I was convinced by author Ryszard Kobos, MD, of Warsaw, Poland, that acupuncture is the only hope for bald men who whistle in futility at young girls. I did a lot of thinking about the whole problem, especially about my wife's attitude toward me. How many times has she stuck pins into my bald head supposedly mistaking it for a pincushion and how many times have I thought it to be her way of working out her hidden hostilities? Suddenly I realized that she was trying to help me, in true Freudian style. Subconsciously, she always knew that the only hope of a cure for my baldness was the acupuncture needle. She was giving me the message. This deep scientific observation proves that