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November 1997

Contemporary Hair Transplant Surgery

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1997;133(11):1475. doi:10.1001/archderm.1997.03890470155036

In the preface of this publication, the authors state that "this book is not meant to be the authoritative tome on the entire field of hair restoration." The authors are completely accurate in making this statement. Although there are several notable highlights to this book, it is written in a straightforward, somewhat how-to style that is short on substance and detail. The authors take the reader through a well-thought-out, descriptive dialogue about the entire hair transplantation process, laced with occasional pearls that both the novice and accomplished hair transplant surgeon will find of value. Unfortunately, the book is not well referenced and is simply a compilation of the authors' opinions related to their practical experience.

While this has some merit, it falls short of being an inspirational text and does not quite follow through as being a reliable practical guide to hair transplant surgery. The beginning hair transplant surgeon would