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September 24, 1910


Author Affiliations

Instructor in Dermatology in Harvard University BOSTON

JAMA. 1910;55(13):1074-1079. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330130010004

Dandruff and loss of hair are two of the minor afflictions of civilized life which are usually sources of constant chagrin to the unfortunate men and women who fall victims to their presence. One or both of these conditions, which even we ourselves experience sooner or later, are brought to our attention as dermatologists so frequently that it seems fitting from time to time to present them as themes for discussion when we meet in the hope that some member here may contribute some small bit of knowledge to a subject which needs so much help from an etiologic and therapeutic stand-point. It is, therefore, because we practitioners are usually so helpless when confronted by a well-established case of alopecia or of seborrhea that I have ventured to summarize my knowledge of these conditions gleaned from the study of 794 examples observed in my personal private practice.

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