February 1967

Gastroscopic Photography.

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By Robert S. Nelson, MD. Price, $9.75. Pp 122, with 40 black and white illustrations and 8 color plates. Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc., 35 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, Ill 60601, 1966.

Arch Intern Med. 1967;119(2):224. doi:10.1001/archinte.1967.00290200148020

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This timely monograph describes the present status of some, but not all, of the techniques of gastroscopic photography. Although the author is a gastroscopic enthusiast, the indications, methods, and limitations of gastroscopic photography are conservatively stated and viewed with proper perspective in regard to other techniques of diagnosing gastric lesions. Included is a brief section on the technique of gastroscopy, discussion of various gastroscopes, light sources, cameras, and film most suitable for gastroscopic photography. The monograph contains eight color plates illustrating numerous examples of normal gastric mucosa, gastric ulcers, benign and malignant tumors, gastritis, and foreign bodies. The majority of the reproductions are excellent but are not of uniform quality. Concise descriptions accompanying the photographs aid interpretation, and the color plates are clearly described in the text. The last 49 pages relate clinical histories to x-ray and gastroscopic photographic findings. This section is somewhat repetitious yet instructive. The increasingly

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