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February 1930

Die Gastroskopie in Rahmen der klinischen Magendiagnostik.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1930;45(2):315-316. doi:10.1001/archinte.1930.00140080157013

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This brief monograph constitutes a real contribution to the literature of gastroenterology. It is not a manual of gastroscopy, but a discussion of gastric pathology based on the author's own experience. The first twenty-seven pages are devoted to a consideration of the various types of gastroscopes, their advantages and disadvantages, the technic, the dangers and the contraindications. It is noteworthy that 500 patients were subjected to gastroscopic study without a single fatality. The remaining seventy pages present the results of a combined gastroscopic, roentgenologic and clinical study. All of the patients were examined roentgenologically as well as gastroscopically by the author himself using the most modern roentgenologic technic. The majority were also observed clinically by him. In this way the results of the different methods were correlated in an effort to obtain as complete a picture as possible of the various disease processes. The discussion centers on gastritis, defects of

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