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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 01, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 13

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When Baldheaded Men Marry Baldheaded Women, What Will the Harvest
Be in 250O A. D.?
Washington, August 1. Is the hu
man race doomed to be bald-headed?
Will the pates of posterity 200
year hence look like shining ivory?
Research into causes of ba. ;-3,
made by Miss Dorothy Q-v n of
Ohio State university indicates
"yes" is the answer to those ques
tions. Miss Osborn, in a bulletin issued
by the American Genetic ass'n, says
j she has found through research
ed on tne study of pedigree cnarts
;hat baldness is hereditary; that it
is passed on from father to son, and
to daughter, too, when both father
and mother are bald.
While Miss Osborn does not pro
vide a cure for baldness she says it
is not caused by tight hats or disease,
as is commonly believed.
Baldness is more common among
men than women, Miss Osborne
says, but there is a great deal more
baldness among women than ap
I oars "on the surface." Artful wom
an can conceal her baldness more
easily than poor man.
All the children of parents, both of
whom are baldheaded, will be bald at
maturity. These children will pass
the affliction or whatever it may be
called, along to their children.
Miss Osborn says that if the father
is bald and the mother is not, the
sons only will be bald-headed.
A woman who inherits baldness
from only one parent will not herself
be bald, but may transmit baldness
to one-half of her sons. Her daugh
ters, however, will produce a normal
hirsute adornment.
That heredity is the cause of bald
ness is strikingly shown by Miss Os
born's discovery that a baldness-pattern
is sometimes present on an in
fant's head at birth and is then

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