Medicine: Adolescent Agony

Self-conscious adolescents and worried parents know that a bad case of acne can cause more misery than many a more painful ailment; it can also end in serious psychological damage. Youthful victims are easy prey to misconceptions about acne, sometimes worry themselves into trying quack cures.

This week U.S. youngsters, most of whom sooner or later have to face the problems of acne's unsightly pimples and blackheads, could find helpful advice in the first book on the subject for laymen readers. Challenging wild-eyed advertisements and "sure cures," Dr. Herbert Lawrence, San Francisco dermatologist, discusses acne simply and thoroughly in The Skin Problem...

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