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The first edition of Schindler's "Gastroscopy" appeared in 1937. The advancement and popularization of the method of gastroscopy is responsible for the appearance of this edition. Comparison of the two reveals that most chapters have been entirely rewritten, a new one has been added and a great deal of new material incorporated. Many color pictures were replaced by new and better ones, and the total was increased from 96 to 120. Particularly interesting to the general practitioner should be the chapter dealing with the history of gastroscopy. The method had its origin with unsuccessful attempts of Kussmaul in 1868 and with the first more or less successful rigid gastroscope of Mikulicz in 1881. The progress has been marked by a number of innovations and improvements, so that now there is what appears to be a satisfactory flexible gastroscope introduced by the author in 1932. The present volume is based on
Gastroscopy: The Endoscopic Study of Gastric Pathology. JAMA. 1951;146(4):411. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670040111036
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