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April 7, 1923

Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy. A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery.

JAMA. 1923;80(14):1025. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640410055036

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In this work the author has combined brevity, thoroughness, detail, simplicity and a clear style with the judgment that comes to one after years of careful work in a given field. The result is an excellent reference book on endoscopic proceedings, taking up in detail the necessary equipment, its care and intelligent use, and the endoscopic anatomy of the respiratory and upper digestive systems, and calling attention to the important structures affecting endoscopic proceedings. The author omits nothing that must be remembered if the welfare of the patient is not to be jeopardized, discussing the preparation of the patient, the anesthetic to be used, and the ever present danger of respiratory arrest, which may call for tracheotomy. He is constantly reminding amateur endoscopists of the danger from overenthusiastic but misguided endoscopic proceedings, and suggests at least 200 hours of practice as the minimum before attempting the removal of a foreign

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