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May 28, 1938

Textbook of Gastroscopy

JAMA. 1938;110(22):1862. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790220064038

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The German edition of Henning's textbook was reviewed in The Journal Dec. 28, 1935. Rodgers' translation is excellent. Unfortunately he has not changed such passages as are now obsolete; e. g., the recommendation of the rubber sponge, a device which in the meantime has proved to be dangerous. However, the small volume will be welcome to internists and surgeons who want to acquaint themselves with the sudden development of a method which seems to have become an important asset to the medical armamentarium. The gastroenterologist and the gastroscopist will be in need of one of the more detailed textbooks on this subject. Rodgers, in his preface, describes the rapid development of gastroscopy in an amusing way. "With the invention of the flexible gastroscope there came an awakening in gastric disease, and the German clinics have had visitors from all parts of the world go to them for their first step

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