JOHN C. MEADOWS, M.D.; EDWARD J. LEFEBER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Gastroscopy has been available as a diagnostic procedure at the University of Texas Medical Branch since 1940. During this 14 year period (1940-1953), gastroscopic examination was performed at least 1,076 times. The present survey was made in order to evaluate the accomplishments of our procedure, to correlate the procedure with x-ray, to study the trends in the mechanics of the procedure, and to reëstablish the indications for gastroscopy as performed here.
Gastroscopy is considered to be an important adjunct to other methods of examination, complementary and supplementary to radiologic examination and not in any way a rival procedure.1-7 As a
MEADOWS JC, LEFEBER EJ. GASTROSCOPY: A 14 YEAR SURVEY OF OVER 1,000 CONSECUTIVE EXAMINATIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;42:69–78. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-1-69
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(1):69-78.
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