Endoscopy through the ages

@article{Shah2002EndoscopyTT,
  title={Endoscopy through the ages},
  author={Jyoti Shah},
  journal={BJU International},
  year={2002},
  volume={89}
}
  • J. Shah
  • Published 1 May 2002
  • Medicine
  • BJU International
Despite a variety of endoscopes forming an essential part of the urologist’s armamentarium, the origins of these instruments are often forgotten. The desire to peer into the cavities of the human body is not new; it was first attempted several centuries ago, and was further advanced by urologists. During the 1960s and 1970s, gynaecologists took the lead in endoscopic surgery while the remainder of the surgical community ignored the potential of this new technique [1]. Currently the technique is… 
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