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February 1972

Grow Bald Along With Me, the Best is Yet to Be

Arch Dermatol. 1972;105(2):279. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620050081018

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News comes out of India offering possibly 20 million balding American males the comforting knowledge that they do not molt alone. Baldies International has been founded in New Delhi. It's an organization of deserted pates aiming "to inculcate pride in baldness, to disseminate knowledge regarding causation of baldness, and to compile a directory of eminent baldies." Speaking as one whose center parting since time immemorial has been a foot wide, I am personally heartened to learn that similarly endowed Hindus are proposing to walk in the future with their depilous heads held high.

However the Seventies may later appear, these years seem marked by the desperate concern of males to prevent the revelation that their scalps are naked. Never before has there been such a market for wondrous pomades of dubious concoction which, for a ransom price, are guaranteed to raise bristles on passing billiard balls. And rarely before has

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