The literature on the human scalp is almost as vast as the myths, legends, and superstitions that flourished around it. From the 40-century-old medical papyri of the Egyptians, throughout Greek and Roman epochs, and down to modern times, the hair has been the object of both admiration and disgust: it was lauded in one of the earliest written poems, degraded by the Romans, and dignified by early Christianity. The first dermatological symposium was held in the 17th century and the subject was "De capelli e peli." This event probably paved the way to Malpighi, who first described correctly the anatomy of the human scalp.
Giacometti L. Facts, Legends, and Myths About the Scalp Throughout History. Arch Dermatol. 1967;95(6):629–631. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01600360075012
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