Pierre Segalas invented an endoscope in 1827, which allowed physicians to see deeper into bodily orifices, he called it a speculum. Basically it was a wand with a mirror at one end and a candle and mirror to illuminate.
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The First Endoscopes. … The word “endoscopy” was used first by Antonin Jean Desormeaux (1815–1894), a urologist from Paris. It is Philipp Bozzini (1773–1809), however, a German physician born to an aristocratic Italian family, who is credited with the invention of the first endoscope 200 years ago.
- The History of Flexible Endoscopy Devices | PriMed Canada, Inc.
Flexible endoscopy devices are commonly used nowadays by members of the medical community. But how did we get here? The history of flexible endoscopy devices — and their rigid counterparts — is quite lengthy! Let’s take a look at the history of these remarkable modern day medical devices.
- Endoscopy – Wikipedia
The first endoscope was developed in 1806 by Philipp Bozzini in Mainz with his introduction of a “Lichtleiter” (light conductor) “for the examinations of the canals and cavities of the human body”.
- History of Endoscopy – Laparoscopy Today
In 2005 pioneering surgeon Dr. Camran Nezhat was awarded a fellowship by The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology to research and write this important history. In Washington, DC at ACOG and the Library of Congress, he and brilliant researcher Barbara Page sorted through the treasure-trove of materials.
- A brief history of endoscopy, laparoscopy, and laparoscopic surgery.
The ideas that form the framework for laparoscopic surgery were initially reported over a century ago. However, the introduction of the technique into the field of general surgery has been a relatively recent development.