Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: gastroscopy

  • From candles and swallowing swords to gastroscopy

    George Dunea James L. Franklin Chicago, Illinois, United States   Sword swallower Johnny Fox. Crop of image by Jeff Kubina on Flickr via Wikimedia. CC BY-SA 2.0. Flexible endoscope. Photo by de:Benutzer:Kalumet on Wikimedia. CC BY-SA 3.0. In 1806, Philipp Bozzini of Mainz invented an instrument designed to explore the interior of the human body…