In the nineteenth century, manufacturers produced a number of devices to address the “medical problem” of hair loss powered by direct current, static electricity, magnetism, heat, and vibration. This 1920s Merke Thermocap by Allied Merke Institutes was a Hair Growth Device that used heat. The heating element in this simple device was a light bulb.
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Personal appearance has always been of interest to patients from the earliest recorded history when Egyptian physicians treated baldness with “fat of lion, fat of hippopotamus, fat of cat, fat of crocodile, fat of ibex, fat of serpent, are mixed together and the head of the bald person is anointed with them.” In the 1990s, Ron Popeil’s ingenuity factory unleashed this hair-in-a-can corrective and it’s still on the market today! Build up your bald spot with a rich, foamy dust.
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