C. R., age 20, U.S.:  ACNE

THE PATIENT was of fair complexion, with a naturally delicate skin. A marked flushing of the face ensued upon mental excitement or slight external irritation.

If you would understand this classic face,
forget youth's clumsy angers, its acne
and fears. Then you will see the sculpted grace
of ancient days, austere in its beauty.

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