Miscellany, Nov. 21, 1932

Nose

In St. Louis, on the campus of Washington University, there was much talk of inferiority complexes, much quoting of the nasal rodomontades of big-nosed Cyrano de Bergerac. A student named Theodore Hofman, 24, had killed himself. Wrote he:

"To the world:

"When I was a child, other children abused and mistreated me because I was weaker and uglier than they. I was a sensitive bashful boy and was teased because of my face and long nose.

"I was unable to speak to anyone. My confidence was gone. A teacher spelled my name with two...

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