Medicine: A for Acne

Self-conscious sufferers from acne (disfiguring skin disorder) may soon become conscious of Dr. Jon V. Straumfjord of Astoria, Ore. Nine out of ten people break out with acne during adolescence or later. Dr. Straumfjord is convinced that he can help most such sufferers, by large doses (100,000 units) of vitamin A every day. In Northwest Medicine he gives the results of his treatment of a sample group of 100 patients. They took the vitamin from three months to a year before they looked any better, but out of the 100 "79 became free, or...

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