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Thoracoscopy before Jacobaeus.
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PMID:  12400799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 1910 Jacobaeus described a procedure to which he referred as "Thorakoskopie." As a consequence, he is credited with having been the first to undertake an endoscopic exploration of the thorax. However, a published report by Gordon demonstrates that thoracoscopy was performed about 50 years earlier. Additionally in French, at least, the term "thoracoscopie" was well known long before Jacobaeus, although perhaps with a different meaning.
Beatrix Hoksch; Hanno Birken-Bertsch; Joachim M Müller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-28     Completed Date:  2002-11-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1288-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery Charité, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Thoracoscopes / history
Thoracoscopy / history*
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Francis Richard Cruise

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