London: Henry Benshaw, 1869. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Good. Item #002383
Original yellow pictorial cloth, vignette side profile of a human face with long hair. viii, 152 pp. With 22 wood engravings in-text. Embossed stamp of W.H. Smith & Son booksellers to upper f.f.e.p. Light foxing, smudges to leaves. Boards soiled, small damp stain to spine head and upper front board, spine is darkened and bruised at ends, corners slightly bumped; publisher advertisement on rear board. A good copy. Hermann Beigel was a physician to the Metropolitan Free Hospital, the Farringdon and St. Pancras Dispensaries, as well as a member of the Pathological, Clinical, Obstetrical, and Hunterian Societies. Beigel includes Historical Remarks, The Microscope, The Skin and How the Hair is Fixed In It, Microscopical Structure of the Hair, Development of the Hair, Abnormal Growth of the Hair, The Colour of the Hair, Baldness, Hair Management and other observations.