MOSES PAULSON, B.S., M. D., F.A.C.P.
The proctosigmoidoscope brought into being the surgical specialty of proctology much the same as the stomach tube gave birth to gastroenterology and the electrocardiograph to cardiology. As a result, sigmoidoscopy became a surgical procedure, an instrument to be used mainly by proctologists and general surgeons. The method, in its earlier days was, and in many places still is, attended by preparation which rivals that of a major surgical procedure. Indeed, even at this late day it is not uncommon to note the posting of proctoscopic examinations upon the operating room schedules of many of our large hospitals. This state of
PAULSON M. Proctosigmoidoscopy: A Medical Diagnostic Procedure1: A Plea for a Wider and More Frequent Use of This Method by the Internist.. Ann Intern Med. ;4:498–500. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-5-498
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(5):498-500.
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