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February 14, 1966

Eyebrows, Plus or Minus

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From the Division of Dermatology, University of Oregon Medical School, Portland. Reprint requests to 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, Oregon 97201 (Dr. Kingery).

JAMA. 1966;195(7):571. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100070115033

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Loss of eyebrow hair (madarosis) is one of those signs which delights the elegant practitioner of the art of physical diagnosis, for at a glance he can recognize a number of otherwise unrelated diseases. Hypertrichosis of the eyebrows is also a sign which demands explanation when not on the basis of heredity. On this page are a collection of illustrative examples in which changes in the normal pattern of eyebrow growth give a major clue to the underlying problem.

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