ed 6, by Walter F. Lever, MD, and Gundula Schaumburg-Lever, MD, 848 pp, with 486 illus, $82.50, Philadelphia, JB Lippincott Co, 1983
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"Lever," the book that has been the "bible" for dermatopathology since it first appeared in 1949, is now in its sixth edition. The cover is a darker green; the new edition is slightly larger and thinner, has more pages (848), and illustrations (445), and includes more diseases. However, anyone perusing the book will also recognize many of the now familiar features of earlier editions. The four-color plates are the same, as are many of the photomicrographs. The tables on vesiculobullous diseases and on adnexal tumors have the same format and have been changed only slightly.
The table of contents is the same, only prepared in bolder form, indicating a retention of the same organization and presentation used successfully in previous editions. The atlas of electron micrographs is still in the back of the book. In other words, this new edition is basically the same familiar book with a new coat,
Freeman RG. Histopathology of the Skin. Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(12):1024. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650360070020