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These are of various kinds: 1. Raised brown spots on the face, or moles; 2. Brown spots producing hair; 3. A tumor composed of enlarged blood-vessels, constituting the true "port wine" or "mother's mark." These marks do not originate in ante-natal influences, as many persons suppose. Their origin, is, however, obscure.
Washes and other external applications are of no value. They can only be removed by a surgical operation. Electricity has proved of great service in those cases in which it has been tried.