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Am J Dis Child. 1984;138(9):892. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1984.02140470090034.
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Sir.—We are dissatisfied with the way the article "Cutaneous Disease in Black Children" by Brauner1 was handled by Parade Publications Inc and Johnson Publishing Co Inc. We challenge Dr Brauner and his colleagues to reexamine their findings.

We ask that Dr Brauner seriously reconsider his position based on evidence we have personally obtained in working with children's hair over the past six years and invite him to visit our establishment to witness our findings for himself.

After reading his report I must admit that I have never seen such a blatant disregard for the facts as stated in the article, nor have I ever had occasion to be exposed to such irresponsible journalism as displayed by the aforementioned publishers in reporting those facts.

On page 493 of Dr Brauner's article it is stated that "A more contemporary American form of braiding is cornrowing. These tight artistic patterns are


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