Laparoscopic surgery

Maurizio Rosati, Nathaniel J. Soper, L. Michael Brunt

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To the Editor: The article by Soper et al. (Feb. 10 issue)1 reviews the development of laparoscopy with respect to general surgery. However, the authors omit a group of surgeons who were the forerunners of today's laparoscopic surgeons. Gynecologists recognized and promoted the benefits of laparoscopic surgery at least 10 years before general surgeons adopted the technique. The work of Semm, Gomel, Bruhat, and Nezhat, among others, played an integral part in the revolution in operative laparoscopy. Many of the technological advances that made laparoscopy what it is today were developed by gynecologists, including the use of cameras with video-recording.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-56
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 7 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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