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Professor Kalk, the senior author of this small atlas, is one of the early pioneers in the method of laparoscopy or peritoneoscopy. He has had extensive experience with this method, and has here presented, in collaboration with Doctors Wildhirt and Burgmann, some practical and theoretical considerations which should be of great value to everyone interested in this diagnostic procedure.
Peritoneoscopy is more popular in Europe and, I believe, in South America than in the United States. Impressed by the reluctance of internists to undertake what they consider to be a "surgical" procedure, Dr. Kalk and his associates have attempted to
Lehrbuch und Atlas der Laparoskopie und Leberpunktion.. Ann Intern Med. ;57:859–860. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-5-859_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(5):859-860.
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