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November 26, 1955

COMMITTEE ON COSMETICS

JAMA. 1955;159(13):1299-1301. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960300045011
Abstract

Report to the Committee  The following report has been prepared at the request of the Committee.Veronica Lucey Conley, Secretary.

TREATMENT OF ACNE SCARS BY DERMABRASION 

ROTARY BRUSH METHOD  Herbert Rattner, M.D., Chicago and Charles R. Rein, M.D., New YorkA subject that has aroused a great deal of discussion in dermatological circles concerns the dermabrasion treatment for acne scars. In 1952 Kurtin1 presented this method of refrigeration-abrasion, which he termed skin planing. Seldom has a new treatment method engendered so much interest. Some resolutely refused to endorse the therapy, and others were enthusiastic about it to an unwarranted degree. The method has since been tried and accepted by many dermatologists throughout the country. Modifications have been introduced and experiences recorded, and now a large enough number of cases have been observed for a long enough period so that a status report of the method seems timely.The information

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