Von H. Kalk, Prof. Dr. Med., leitender Arzt der inneren Abteilung des Stadtkrankenhauses Kassel, und W. Brühl, Dr. Med. habil., Chefarzt der inneren Abteilung des Paulinehospitals Arolsen. Unter Mitwirkung von W. Burgmann, Dr. Med., Chefarzt des Sanatoriums "Dr. Schorlemmer" Bad Godesberg. Cloth. 27 marks. Pp. 159, with 82 illustrations. Georg Thieme, Diemershaldenstrasse 47, (14a) Stuttgart O; agents for U. S. A., Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 Fourth Ave., New York 16, 1951.
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The authors describe their technique with clarity in this booklet. The first two-thirds of the book is devoted to laparoscopy. The authors call attention to indications and contraindications, note the pitfalls that may be present and tell how to avoid them, and describe their instrumentarium. All this is clearly done, and the reader feels that he can carry out the procedures fairly well, especially after the suggested initial attempts on a cadaver. The accurate interpretation of what one sees requires practice and experience. The following paragraph taken from page 38, should have been printed in heavy black print, so that it would not be overlooked. "The patient must be carefully observed after the procedure [laparoscopy] to be on the alert for signs of hemorrhage or emphysema of the skin. The patient should be kept at bed rest for one or two days after an uncomplicated case." In other words laparoscopy
Leitfaden der Laparoskopie und Gastroskopie. JAMA. 1952;148(5):415. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930050087032