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November 29, 1958

Atlas der gastroenterologischen endoskopie

JAMA. 1958;168(13):1828. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000130094025

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This is one of the outstanding contributions to contemporary medical literature. The author began the work in 1942 by making sketches of some gastroscopic images. He then engaged an eminent painter, one Lepier, whom he had instructed in endoscopy, and for many years the artist and scientist worked together to evolve this magnificent volume. The painter observed the color and form of the various lesions, and the author advised him what aspects would be of greatest value to the reader. The entire work was a heroic undertaking. The author points out that color is much to be preferred to the usual monochrome of photography. The photographic lens may distort certain facets of the image, whereas color renditions, if properly presented, are the ideal means for studying and presenting to the observer what the author wishes to impart. The book depicts normal and abnormal areas not only by gastroscopy but also

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