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Baldness: A Social History
     

Baldness: A Social History

by Kerry Segrave
 

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ISBN-10: 0786440791

ISBN-13: 9780786440795

Pub. Date: 12/17/2008

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Each year, men spend an enormous amount of time and money searching for a cure to male pattern baldness. Numerous psychological assessments indicate that the reasons behind their futile efforts are sound: attitudes toward bald men are overwhelmingly negative.
From the first torturous attempts at hair implants to the faddish, well-hyped drug treatments of

Overview

Each year, men spend an enormous amount of time and money searching for a cure to male pattern baldness. Numerous psychological assessments indicate that the reasons behind their futile efforts are sound: attitudes toward bald men are overwhelmingly negative.
From the first torturous attempts at hair implants to the faddish, well-hyped drug treatments of today, the extremes to which men have gone in an effort to regrow hair or cover their bald scalps are examined in this work. The various causes for baldness advanced by credible members of the medical establishment over the years are detailed, as well as instances of outright quackery prompted by numerous individuals and companies. Wigs, weaving, transplants, flaps and scalp reduction are among the techniques explained.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786440795
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/17/2008
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1

1 Bald Facts and Fictions 3

2 Hats, Ivory Domes, Razors, and Dangerous Barbers 14

3 Everything Under the Sun 32

4 Rubbing, Blistering, and Electrifying 51

5 Desperately Seeking Hair 66

6 Wigs and Weaving 91

7 Implants 99

8 Transplants, Flaps, and Scalp Reductions 109

9 Celebrities and Politicians 121

10 Bald Attitude 129

11 This Is Not Snake Oil 147

Notes 171

Bibliography 195

Index 209

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