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Abstract

Three basic hair patterns of the scalp are recognized. These are totopilose, indentato-pilose, and indentato-circulo-pilose. The indentato-pilose has the highest incidence in both white and Negro males, and the totopilose is over four times more common in the Negroes than in the whites. The indentato-pilose has high correlation with the pecto-sterno-infraclavicular chest hair pattern in both groups.