Medicine: Acne Vulgaris

Subject of the leading article in last week's American Medical Association Journal was acne vulgaris—the blackheads and pimples of adolescence. Dr. Jeffrey Charles Michael, Houston acne specialist who wrote the article, included the address he made as chairman of the skin specialists attending the American Medical Association convention in Atlantic City last June. Here was a disease that has marred to some extent the face, back and chest of every other human being who ever grew up to manhood. It has gouged ugly pits in multitudes of skins. Doctors have dealt with it...

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