Medicine: Building up Bosoms

In the opinion of physicians, most of whom are men, micromastia (abnormal smallness of the breasts) is neither a very serious nor a very common complaint, but a great many U.S. women seem agitated about it, some to the point of severe neurosis. In San Francisco last week, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was divided over the desirability of a drastic remedy: surgery to pad out the breasts, using either body fat or a spongelike synthetic.

Manhattan's Dr. Gustave Aufricht, 63, was amused by what he regards as a current fad for big breasts, because in the early days...

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