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Vari lenticule ephelide defedationes cutis sunt que maxime in facie apparent plus feminis, Cor. cel.


Pimples, lentil-shaped eruptions and freckles or rough spots are blemishes of the skin which appear mostly in the face and more so with women, says Cornelius Celsus.


Simon here alludes to Celsus, 6, 5, ed. Spencer (1935-8: II.182) Paene ineptiae sunt curare varos et lenticulas et ephelidas, sed eripi tamen feminis cura cultus sui non potest, which Spencer translates (1935-8: II.183) "To treat pimples and spots and freckles is almost a waste of time, yet women cannot be torn away from caring for their looks".

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