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January 1963

New Member of the Editorial Board

Arch Dermatol. 1963;87(1):1. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590130007001

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Walter F. Lever, M.D., is perhaps most widely known for his text on Histopathology of the Skin, a book which has gone through 3 editions and has been translated into German, Spanish, and Japanese.

He was born Dec. 13, 1909, in Germany and was educated in Heidelberg and Leipzig, where he obtained his M.D. in 1934. From 1936 to 1959 he worked at Massachusetts General Hospital, starting out as a resident in dermatology. He received research training in the Departments of Medicine and Pathology as well as in the Department of Physical Chemistry at Harvard Medical School.

His present research interests are pemphigus, tumors of the skin, and hypercholesteremia and hyperlipemia, especially the effects of the clearing-factor enzyme on the lipoproteins in the latter 2 diseases.

Dr. Lever is presently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Tufts University Medical School and Lecturer on Dermatology at Harvard University.

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