volume 2, issue 2, P66-71 1964
DOI: 10.1016/s0001-2092(08)70910-4
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Abstract: Early historical references to the removal of hair from the head, face or body, show that for centuries this has been a worldwide practice. Sometimes the removal was dictated by social and religious customs, sometimes by reason of cosmetics. Plucking, singeing, crude ointments and pastes were cited as the means by which depilation was accomplished', 2. Pumice stone and other abrasives were used. Accounts of shaving appear in