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Professor Gersuny, in a foreword to this atlas, says that, from the time of Hippocrates until within a few years, methods of examination of the rectum have undergone very little change. A great betterment in this regard began with the study of proctoscopy about twenty years ago, and, during the past few years such improvements have been made in proctoscopic methods and instruments that it is possible to-day for any physician even with little previous practice to make satisfactory examinations.
Dr. Foges has enjoyed unexcelled advantages in the selection of cases for illustration from the enormous medical and surgical clinics of Vienna. The 40 illustrations of this, the first part of the atlas, have been drawn from life by the artist Wenzel and colored as seen by the artificial light of the endoscope. With each illustration there is a concise case-history and description of digital and endoscopic findings. The technic
Atlas der rectalen Endoskopie. JAMA. 1910;LIV(7):563. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550330061025
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