Baldness: A Social History

Baldness: A Social History

by Kerry Segrave
     
 

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 early in this century to the faddish, well-hyped

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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 early in this century 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

Preface1
1Bald Facts and Fictions3
2Hats, Ivory Domes, Razors, and Dangerous Barbers14
3Everything Under the Sun32
4Rubbing, Blistering, and Electrifying51
5Desperately Seeking Hair66
6Wigs and Weaving91
7Implants99
8Transplants, Flaps, and Scalp Reductions109
9Celebrities and Politicians121
10Bald Attitude129
11This Is Not Snake Oil147
Notes171
Bibliography195
Index209

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