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Baldness: A Social History

Baldness: A Social History (Paperback)

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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.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineDermatologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesFashion & society Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 17/12/2008 ISBN-13: 9780786440795  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Veteran entertainment-media researcher Kerry Segrave is the author of numerous works of social history. His books have covered such topics as ticket scalping, tipping, baldness, vending machines, drive-in theaters, suntanning, jukeboxes, smoking, swindling, lie detectors, shoplifting, and walking, among many others exploring popular culture. He lives in British Columbia.

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