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January 1958

Hair Conference in London

AMA Arch Derm. 1958;77(1):104-105. doi:10.1001/archderm.1958.01560010106014

Under the sponsorship of the British Society for Research on Ageing and with the financial support of County Laboratories Ltd., Stanmore, Middlesex, a symposium on the biology of hair growth was held Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 1957, in the beautiful and spacious quarters of the Royal College of Surgeons in London, a historically glorious site for scientific assemblies. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of William Montagna, Brown University, who was responsible for arranging the excellent program and for conducting the discussions with congenial ease and great expertness.

In the introduction to the conference S. Rothman, University of Chicago, emphasized the significance of coordinating research on morphology and function as it has been done with great success during the last decade in research on hair. In discussing anatomy, E. J. VanScott, National Institutes of Health, presented his tridimensional reconstructions of the human pilosebaceous unit and demonstrated striking

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