Gastroenterologic endoscopy in children: past, present, and future

  title={Gastroenterologic endoscopy in children: past, present, and future},
  author={Mark A. Gilger},
  journal={Current Opinion in Pediatrics},
  • M. Gilger
  • Published 1 October 2001
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Perhaps it was the innate human fear of the dark, or the recognition that health was linked in some way to diet. Maybe it was the Hippocratic description of dyspepsia. Whatever the reason, the human desire to peer inside the body was a driving force in the development of endoscopy. The field of gastroenterology began with the Phillip Bozzini's crude, candle-powered lichtleiter in 1805 and blossomed with the introduction of flexible gastrointestinal endoscopy by Basil Hirschowitz in the late… 
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