Medicine: Aid for Acne Victims

One of the most disturbing ailments that can befall an adolescent is acne, which can cause ugly eruptions and of ten leaves scars on the face. Oral antibiotics have been used to control the condition, but Dr. Albert M. Kligman and his colleagues at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania have been looking for an antibiotic that could be applied directly to the skin to deal with acne pustules. In tests, they treated 80 youngsters with moderate acne with four widely used antibiotics, applying the medications twice daily for eight weeks and...

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