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September 1989

Human Hair: Fundamentals and Methods for Measurement of Elemental Composition

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Boston, Mass

 

by Vlado Valkovic, 164 pp, with illus, $99.50, Boca Raton, Fla: CRC Press Inc; 1988.

Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(9):1299-1300. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670210137033

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Abstract

The author of this book is a physicist and an expert on elemental analysis of biologic materials using a variety of techniques of physical chemistry. It is from this point of view that this two-volume book is written. It is an exhaustive work when viewed from the perspective of one interested in the analysis of trace elements of hair, but an exhausting work for those whose perspective is from other points of view. Despite this book's dry, factual approach and its intense examination of a rather obscure topic, there are good points to be made about it. However, I would not recommend it as an addition to the library of the average dermatologic practitioner.

Chapters 1 through 4 provide an in-depth look at normal hair in terms of growth, structural characteristics, and chemical composition, while also including a discussion of scalp secretions. While these chapters are slightly out of date

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