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February 1944


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San Francisco

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(2):136. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510080048013

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The new type of upswept hairdress, the shortage of hairpins and the lack of time of women doing industrial work have recently led to the wide use of hair lacquer. The lacquer is put up either in jars containing lacquer pads or in the form of a liquid which can be sprayed on the hair. The round pads are soaked with the lacquer and are conveniently used by touching the hair, especially on the neck, to keep it in place and to give any desired direction to long and short hair. The applied lacquer dries rapidly and gives a more or less stiff, though neat, appearance to the hairdress.

The dermatitis usually starts at both sides of the neck; sometimes large parts of the occipital and temporal regions of the scalp are involved. Sometimes the entire scalp is involved. This dermatitis can easily be mistaken for a

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