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October 24, 1931

A Study of Hairs and Wools Belonging to the Mammalian Group of Animals, Including a Special Study of Human Hair, Considered from the Medico-Legal Aspect.

JAMA. 1931;97(17):1248. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730170060037

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Until the appearance of this book there was no monograph in the English language which attempted to present the information concerning animal and human hairs with any degree of completeness. Glaister essays to cover the field with a fair degree of success. However, the book leaves much to be desired in organization of material, in completeness and particularly in the quality of the photomicrographs, on which the author depends so much for the illustration of structural details so necessary for the classification and identification of hairs. The author has undoubtedly carried out a great deal of excellent independent research on the structure of hairs of some 150 mammalian species. The material presented apparently represents the results of these studies. It is unfortunate that the author was not familiar with the more recent literature on hairs and textile fibers, for he undoubtedly would have been able to profit by the experiences

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