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August 1952

The Hair and Scalp

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By Agnes Savill. Fourth edition. Price, 25 shillings net. Pp. 316, with illustrations. Edward Arnold & Co., 41-43 Maddox St., London, W.1, 1951.

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1952;66(2):298. doi:10.1001/archderm.1952.01530270148021

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The author, who was a pupil of Sabouraud, has had exceptionally wide experience with problems concerning the hair and scalp. In this interesting small volume, she expresses many of her own opinions and conclusions and, in addition, contributes a very adequate number of references from the classical and recent literature.

For a volume of its size, a remarkable amount of information is available: the macroscopic descriptions are detailed and accurate, but, unfortunately, the corresponding histopathologic discussions are often too brief. The book contains 59 photographs which are clear and excellent; it would, however, benefit by an increase in the number of photomicrographs of the scalp in this day of confirmation of clinical impressions by histopathologic examinations.

The author is keenly aware of the relation of internal diseases to the state of health of the hair and scalp and in her practice resorts to supplementary therapy with thyroid and other hormonal

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