As Her Scalp Grew Thin, Her Soul Grew Heavy

August 26, 2014 6:46 PM

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As Her Scalp Grew Thin, Her Soul Grew Heavy

My patient suddenly leaned forward, swung her hair up, and began to push it this way and that, determined to find and show me the partitions that her hair made when rested in a new equilibrium.

It was a warm Thursday afternoon and we were in dermatology clinic. This 20-something young professional had come to have her scalp examined. She'd noticed a sudden increase in the quantity of hair follicles that parted ways in the shower, after an ordinary brush, on her pillowcase, and she was worr...

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