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Quackery and baldness

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7465.565 (Published 02 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:565

Bald heads have long been happy hunting grounds for quacks; there is no kind of advertisement with which readers of newspapers and magazines are more familiar than those vaunting the virtues of “hair restorers” of one kind or another, and inviting the public, as Hamlet did his mother, “to look upon this picture, and on this.” In the one is shown an individual whose pate is a “bare ruined …

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