Professor Harold H. Hopkins

  title={Professor Harold H. Hopkins},
  author={G. Berci},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  • G. Berci
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Surgical Endoscopy
I was interested in the intraoperative endoscopic approach of visualizing the extrahepatic biliary system in the late 50s, but I was ignorant about optics and instrumentation. A lateral-view cystoscope with a distal electric globe introduced in large dilated ducts produced an extremely dim image. The optical system in use was developed by Nietze before the turn of the century and had improved little since its introduction. The light (image) loss was more than 90%, resulting in poor light and… Expand
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