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August 28, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(9):663. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.92680090005013g

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Epilation by means of an epilating wax is in many cases as satisfactory a way as any of handling cosmetically objectionable hairs. These epilating waxes are made usually of beeswax and rosin. They are commercially obtainable, but at high price. Because of the price to patients, I suggested to my assistant Dr. Theodore Cornbleet that he experiment with various mixtures until he got a satisfactory wax.

A wax which is efficient for epilation, and which is in every way as satisfactory as commercial waxes, can be made of beeswax, one part by weight, and finely powdered rosin, four parts by weight. The wax is melted over a low fire and, after melting is complete, the powdered rosin is poured in. The heat is continued and the mass stirred gently until entirely melted; this requires from one to two minutes.

For use it then needs to be molded. It is the

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