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November 9, 1940

La fotografia del estomago

JAMA. 1940;115(19):1660. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810450074038

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This is a revised edition of the book of Herbert Hofmann which appeared in 1936 and was reviewed in The Journal Sept. 12, 1936, page 903. Although the size of the volume has been increased considerably, the only important difference is the addition of a plate with a colored gastrophotograph made through the Heilpern gastrophotor. If one opens a new volume on gastrophotography one always hopes to find a report of definite progress; but, again, no such progress can be noted. Only a few of the photographs of the interior of the stomach show some similarity to corresponding gastroscopic pictures or to photographs made through the gastroscope (figs. 146, 148, 154 and 253). All the other illustrations are full of artefacts and their interpretation is inadequate. This disappointing volume merely demonstrates of what little use the method of blind gastrophotography is at the present time.

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