Schindler has met a pressing need for a book in English dealing with the subject of gastroscopy.
It is fitting that due credit should be given the author for his outstanding work in developing the present efficient flexible gastroscope and for his pioneer work in stimulating interest in this increasingly important diagnostic procedure.
The book reflects the enthusiasm of the author regarding the importance of gastroscopy in the diagnosis of gastric disease. The subject is presented in an interesting manner, and the book may be used not only as a guide to the neophyte in the field of gastroscopy but also as a source of stimulation to all those interested in the domain of gastroenterology.
The first portion of the book deals with the historical development of gastroscopy and the anatomic difficulties involved. This is followed by a painstaking description of the technic of the procedure. The main portion of