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February 18, 1893

THE CAUSES AND TREATMENT OF PREMATURE BALDNESS.

JAMA. 1893;XX(7):190-191. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420340024009

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Abstract

Under the above heading the Medical News discusses an article from the pen of Seeger (Wiener Klinik, December, 1892). The fact that baldness is more common in men than in women at once suggests to the writer that the difference is to be found in the care and covering of the hair in the two sexes. The same observations were made more than twenty-five years ago, and yet the number of bald-headed dermatologists to be seen in medical gatherings is steadily increasing. That baldness is much greater among men is an unquestioned proposition, and that it should be at once referred to differences in dress and manner of wearing the hair is most natural, post hoc ergo propter hoc. We are remined in this connection of a celebrated gynecologist who observed in one of his clinical lectures that women with straight pupic hair were often sterile, when one of his

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