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There has long been a need for a monograph on recent information about the many dermatoses that affect the hair and scalp. To the task of writing this book the author brought a background of interest in mycology and histopathology as well as a thorough grounding in the teachings of Sabouraud. The book, as a result, presents a broad view of the diseases of the hair in all of their clinical and laboratory aspects.
Included are an adequate consideration of the anatomy, physiology and hygiene of the hair and scalp and an excellent discussion of a comprehensive list of diseases, both local and systemic. The subject of fungous infections receives especially thorough consideration. There is a long and up-to-date bibliography for each disease, a feature that adds great value to the work.
The book is profusely illustrated. The many excellent photographs of patients are augmented by many photomicrographs of hairs,