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Professor Touffu’s Baldness Cure -- April Fool's Day, 1938
The Dutch magazine Het Leven reported that a Professor Touffu had made a miraculous discovery which allowed him to transplant animal fur onto a bald man's head and induce to grow. Photographs documented a patient undergoing the treatment.


Professor Touffu examines a patient



Professor Touffu in his office



The animal fur, ready for transplantation



Professor Touffu shows the patient how the procedure will work



Professor Touffu and his assistants perform the operation



The patient is irradiated after the operation, to help the hair to grow



The finished product

April Fool Categories: Beauty and Grooming, Netherlands/Belgium, 1938.
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