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The Hidden Epidemic

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The Times article today on how all med students are going into dermatology and plastic surgery instead of general medicine was rather fascinating -- maybe the answer is some sort of Harvard Law-style loan forgiveness program for med students who actually want to be, you know, doctors? -- but the thing that most jumped out at me was this quote:

"Dermatologists say they enjoy the variety of a specialty that encompasses serious illnesses like skin cancer and psoriasis as well as conditions like uncombable hair syndrome."

Uncombable hair syndrome?! Does it really take a Harvard med school degree to fix that? Turns out, maybe.

-- Britt Peterson

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