Medicine: Upswept Allergy

Upswept hairdos may harm the future generation.

This flout in the face of fashion was, of course, made by a doctor: Dr. Milton Plotz of Brooklyn's Long Island College of Medicine. In the current American Journal of Diseases of Children he reports the case of a mother with 1) upswept hair and 2)a baby which had had eczema for all but the first two of its ten months of life. Observing that the rash was confined to those parts of the baby which would normally touch its mother's hair, he had a sudden hunch. A test on a clear patch of...

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