Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America. Endolumenal therapy. Foreword.

@article{Lightdale2013GastrointestinalEC,
  title={Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America. Endolumenal therapy. Foreword.},
  author={Charles J. Lightdale},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={xi}
}
Gastroenterology, a subspecialty of Internal Medicine, started out with a heavy emphasis on contemplative diagnosis. Therapy was primarily with medications, and certainly the pharmacological treatment of gastrointestinal illness has grown exponentially. Gastrointestinal endoscopy also started as a diagnostic endeavor, and even the use of endoscopy-guided biopsy had a controversial start, only later becoming an essential element in endoscopic diagnosis. Therapeutic endoscopy was really… CONTINUE READING

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