HAIRLESS MICE MAY GIVE CLEW TO BALDNESS CURE (Nov, 1935)

HAIRLESS MICE MAY GIVE CLEW TO BALDNESS CURE

Just arrived in this country, a shipment of African “rhinoceros mice” may help scientists to find the cause of baldness and develop a cure. Although the strange rodents have whiskers like other mice, their bodies are devoid of hair. Experiments to determine the cause of this unusual characteristic are planned by Dr. Alexis Carrel of the Rockefeller Institute and Dr. W. E. Cassell of Harvard University. If the experimenters should succeed in growing hair on the mice, as reports indicate they may attempt, it is hoped that a similar treatment may be worked out which will cure baldness in human beings. Two of the mice are seen in the picture above.

4 comments
  1. Toronto says: December 14, 20111:06 pm

    Is this just coincidence that this posting came on the same day as the “how to shave” posting?

  2. Hirudinea says: December 14, 20111:11 pm

    @ Toronto- Well when it comes to baldness if you can’t beat’em, join’em!

  3. Kosher Ham says: December 14, 20113:26 pm

    Isn’t that the truth though, where we want the hair to grow it does not; and we are always stuck taking care of the hairs that grow where we don’t want ‘em.

  4. Ray says: December 14, 201111:05 pm

    Oh, spell check where art thou?

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