Hypertrichosis means the presence of superfluous hair on the human body. Woman suffering from this condition affecting exposed parts of the body are easy victims for advertising “specialists.” Many of these so-called “specialists” are using and widely advertising Roentgen or X-rays as a “new” treatment for this condition.
Dr. Howard Fox, in an article in The American Journal of Roentgenology for October, deprecates this use of the X-ray. The danger of damage to the skin, he says, is so great as absolutely to contraindicate such treatment.
“In New York,” he tells us, “there are several advertising institutions where scores of women are being gulled by false statements concerning the safety of this new method of treatment now beginning to make their appearance and unless a check is soon put upon this form of quackery the number of unfortunate victims will eventually be large.”-N.Y.State “Health News.