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July 1974

Gastroscopy With the Fiberscope.

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Translation by Dott. Vilfrido Cameron-Curry. Price, $15. Pp 134. Piccin Edizioni Mediche, Via Porciglia, 10, 35100 Padova, Italy, 1971.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;134(1):191. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320190193066

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This short book, published in 1971, is concerned with fiberoscopy of the stomach. It is divided into two parts; the first (53 pages) gives a very short history of the method, principles of fiberoptics, descriptions of instruments and methods of preparation and examination, photography, complications, and indications. In addition to the two Hirschowitz gastroscopes, the Olympus gastrocamera (GTV) and GTFA gastrocamera-fiberscope are briefly illustrated.

The second part (79 pages) discusses foreign bodies, diverticula, ulcers, pyloric stenosis, polyps, tumors, and the stomach after an operation. These subjects, as noted in the foreword, are covered strictly from the surgical viewpoint, and gastritis is not presented because it is predominantly of medical import (although, in many instances, a firm diagnosis must be made by surgical biopsy). Polyps, tumors, and the stomach after an operation comprise the largest part of these discussions, the remainder of the topics being limited to a few pages. There

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