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It is difficult to say anything good about this book. Perhaps it could serve as a brief, superficial review of the normal physiology of hair growth and the problem of hirsutism for physicians with no knowledge of the field whatever. Even so, there are a number of glaring omissions, such as the concept of hair as a fibroepithelial organ and the importance of the piliary connective tissue sheath and hair papilla. Also, much greater emphasis should have been given to a discussion of the possible role of dihydrotestosterone, a more potent androgen than testosterone itself and thought possibly to be
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Human Hair Growth in Health and Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:335. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-2-335_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(2):335.
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