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November 1988

Hair Transplantation

Author Affiliations

Lynn, Mass


edited by Walter P. Unger and Rolf E. A. Nordström, 768 pp, with illus, $150, New York, Marcel Dekker Inc, 1988.

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(11):1743. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670110083027

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Hair Transplantation is a greatly expanded version of the original published in 1979. Walter P. Unger's coeditor, Rolf Nordström, from Finland, has made significant contributions to the field of hair transplantation. Nordström's chapters on micrografts and scalp reduction enhance the quality of this book. His writings are concise and to the point, without the unnecessary verbosity prevalent in some chapters.

Unger has assembled several hair transplant surgeons to describe their preferred methods of hair replacement. Their approach to hair transplantation demonstrates several variations in technique. Their differences must be minor, since they all claim to end up with good results.

The diverse opinions between the proponents of free scalp grafts and those who prefer transposition flaps are also quite evident. I am sure that the young surgeon entering the field of hair transplantation would be thoroughly confused. There is obviously an indication for each or both, depending on the age,

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