Medicine: Hair

In the April number of Hygeia (medical magazine written for laymen), one Herman Goodman made the following points relative to hair:

There are approximately 100,000 hairs in the normal scalp.

After all fevers, the hairs fall. This loss begins close to 90 days after the height of the fever.

It takes a hair about six weeks to grow one inch. On the crown and back of the head the hair can grow 40 to 50 inches and be not unusual.

Contrary to general belief, cutting hair does not improve its growing qualities. The years when hair grows...

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