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September 1954

Histopathology of the Skin

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1954;70(3):398. doi:10.1001/archderm.1954.01540210138033

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Much credit is due Dr. Lever for his excellent textbook on dermal histopathology. The second edition has been rather extensively revised and brought up to date. Several new subjects and new concepts have been added, while some of the old material has been rearranged and shortened. The number of pages in the book has been increased, in part through added microphotographs. Among the chapters most extensively revised are those on vesiculobullous diseases, nevimelanomas, the purpuras, and metabolic diseases. Several new entities have been added, such as benign and malignant hibernoma, lupus erythematosus profundus, and the progerias, to mention a few.

There are several features that are controversial, such as listing lichen sclerosus et atrophicus under the heading of kraurosis and the statement that pustular lesions do not occur in psoriasis.

The book is somewhat dogmatic, but at least for beginners in the field of dermatopathology this is probably an

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