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Effect of Trauma on Growth of Hair


IT has recently been reported that ionizing radiations produce local stimulation of growth of hair in the rabbit1. Subsequent to this observation, the stimulating effect of some nitrogen mustard derivatives was recorded2, and it was suggested that “It should be of interest to determine whether the observed effects can be obtained with other radiomimetic agents or carcinogenic substances”.

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