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July 27, 1935

Traité de gastroscopie et de pathologie endoscopique de l'estomac

JAMA. 1935;105(4):306. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760300066026

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This excellent work constitutes the first atlas of gastroscopy since Schindler's atlas appeared in 1923. Duval has written the preface, in which he calls special attention to the fact that gastroscopy has now become an indispensable clinical method. Moutier, whose many papers on gastroscopic problems are well known, follows closely in the technical part the statements of the German authors and gives a precise description of the modern flexible gastroscope and its use. He underlines the sentence that danger in gastroscopy is only of historical importance in that it existed for the rigid instruments but not with the modern flexible gastroscope. An exact description of the normal gastric mucous membrane is given. It is important to note that Moutier does not hesitate to enumerate the various possibilities for being mistaken and for considering as pathologic formations that are quite normal. In a method such as gastroscopy, in which the subjective

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