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May 13, 1893

SOME SUCCESSFUL METHODS OF TREATING ALOPECIA AND ALOPECIA AREATA.Read in the Section of Dermatology and Syphilology at the Forty-third annual meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June 7, 1892.

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PROFESSOR OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILOLOGY IN THE ST. LOUIS COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS.

JAMA. 1893;XX(19):525-528. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420460007001a

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Abstract

Alopecia and alopecia areata are diseases of the scalp which have always interested dermatologists, and the problems connected with these conditions have acquired a new impetus of late years, by reason of the extensive studies which have been directe dtowards them. The questions which have been considered mostly are those regarding the etiology and the treatment of these conditions. These questions are inter-dependent to a great degree and for that reason it may not be regarded as inopportune to devote a few words to the consideration of the etiology of these diseases before devoting the major portion of this paperto the subject matter pure. As the etiology and consideration of the causes leading to the diseases of whose successful treatment I purpose speaking, have a considerable influence upon the adoption of successful therapeutic measures, I will offer no further apology for a brief résumé of these questions, more especially as

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