We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Articles |

Gastroscopy in Clinical Medicine

Frederick Steigmann, MD
JAMA. 1967;201(2):119-122. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130020065016.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


Gastroscopy, the examination of the interior of the stomach, originated in 1873 when Kussmaul introduced a 13-mm-caliber metal pipe into the stomach of a professional sword swallower. It was Mickulicz, however, who in 1881 first visualized the pylorus and thus stimulated many others to study this procedure. It was not until 1910 that Loening and Stieda produced the first, easily usable, nonflexible gastroscope. In 1923, Schindler2 presented an atlas of colored gastroscopic pictures, the result of many examinations without untoward reactions and thus removed the fear of gastroscopy. His introduction in 1932 of the flexible Wolf-Schindler gastroscope heralded a new era, since the new scope made gastroscopy easier, almost dangerless, and a routine procedure in many hospitals, thus aiding in the solution of many diagnostic and therapeutic problems in stomach diseases.

Gastroscopy as a Diagnostic Tool  Gastroscopy, which started in Germany but flourished in the United States since 1932 under


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?




Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.