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March 1931

The Hair. Its Care, Diseases and Treatment

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;23(3):595. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.03880210188022

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This book, which is written from a British standpoint, is a real contribution to the literature. It gives a good summary of knowledge of the hair and its care, and, what is unusual, it gives some new information.

Its scope is indicated by the table of contents: the arrangement of human hair, ectodermal defects, development, abnormalities of development, scarring alopecia, seborrhea capitis, syphilitic alopecia, the public health aspect, hair dyes and dermatitis, parasites of the scalp, trichorrhexis nodosa, alopecia, alopecia areata, alopecia areata neurogenica, experimental alopecia, ringworm of the scalp, hypertrichosis, pseudo-alopecia. It will be seen from this that the classification is rather unusual, but brings together various parts of the subject in an interesting arrangement. The work comes well up to date, and is written in the clear easy style of one who has a comprehensive grasp of his subject. It is a useful addition to the dermatologic literature.

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