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May 1985

Hair Transplant Surgery

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(5):682. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660050132033

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This is the second edition of this book by Drs O'Tar T. Norwood and Richard C. Shiell, both well-known experts in the field of surgical hair replacement.

The authors cover the entire spectrum of hair replacement surgery. Their opening chapter on the classification of male pattern alopecia provides a foundation for the dermatologic surgeon to plan his procedures and, more importantly, to know which types of male pattern baldness may not be helped surgically. A large section of this edition covers the important aspects of the initial interview for patient selection. Surgical texts often ignore or only lightly touch on the early patient-physician interactions that set the groundwork for a good relationship during the proposed procedure. Knowing on which patient not to operate is one of the most important points for the dermatologic surgeon.

The photographs, which cover the actual hair transplant procedure and scalp reduction procedures, are clear and

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