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February 22, 1941

Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Hair

JAMA. 1941;116(8):797. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820080137035

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There is obviously an advantage in having a separate reference on this subject, although it must be noted that a great many of the conditions described affect not only the hair but the skin, and many textbooks of dermatology include adequate discussion of the diseases of the hair. This book would seem to be useful for those who wish to make a special study of the hair. Separate chapters deal with disturbances in pigmentation of the hair, atrophies of the hair, hypertrophies of the hair, diseases of the follicles, other diseases of the scalp, the relation of the endocrine glands to the hair and, finally, benign and malignant growths that may occur on the scalp. The various diseases are discussed at length and the treatments for them described in detail. At the end of most of the sections is a bibliography for further reference on that particular disease. A more

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