Medicine: Rough Stuff

The best way to get rid of acne scars, Plastic Surgeon William G. McEvitt of Detroit announced last week, is to rub them down with coarse sandpaper. Acne's disfigurement, Dr. McEvitt reported to the Journal of the American Medical Association, is bad enough for men, but tragic for women. It results simply from "lights and shadows playing on an uneven surface." Acids and dry ice have been used to level the skin; so have mechanical devices such as scalpel blades, razor blades, needles grouped like a currycomb, rough stones, disks and brushes.

Dr. McEvitt was not satisfied with any of these...

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