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A. Cause of Baldness.

The following letter appears m the NewYork "Herald":—"Asfin old reader of your valuable paper, I take the liberty of writing you a few lines, which I hope you will publish m the interest of the community at large, and bald-headed men m particular. I write against the evil of wearing; soft hats. I have made this a careful study, and have found that the soft hat will eventually produce baldness. The band of the soft hat being so soft and flexible that it very readily falls into every line and curve of the head, it thus excludes every particle of air, thereby producing an intense heat and rottimr the roots of the air. I find that the healthiest hat for a man to wear is the silk, hat, both summer and winter, not only on account of the stiffness of the band, which prevents it from falling so close into a man's head, but because the space which is inside of it allows a free circulation of air. In ivigland, for instance, there are not nearly so many bald-headed people as there are m this country, even m proportion to the population, but there are a great many 'more silk hats worn there. The young men began to wear them there at the age of eighteen years. To show you the difference m the production of silk hats here and m England, I tind from the statistics that England, with a population of about thirty million inhabitants, has employed m the manufactureof silkhatsabonttwo thousand men, while the United States, with a pouplation of more than sixty millions, has only about five hundred. Can you wonder that there are so many baldheaded men here V

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A. Cause of Baldness., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2506, 1 September 1890

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A. Cause of Baldness. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2506, 1 September 1890

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