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.
This site presents an advanced web format to benefit worldwide understanding of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Our goal is to periodically update and amend SLS materials with contributions from the World Wide Minimally Invasive Surgery community.
Paul Alan Wetter, MD, FACOG, FACS, Executive Editor
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I) ENDOSCOPY AS A PHILOSOPHY: ANCIENT – EUROPEAN SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION
PART II) 1800-1877: BOZZINI, DESORMEAUX, CRUISE
PART III) 1870s-1899: THE ERA OF NITZE
PART IV) EARLY 20TH CENTURY: 1900-1939
PART V) 1940s –1960s: POST-WWII
PART VI) 1970 – PRESENT: ADVANCED OPERATIVE VIDEOLAPAROSCOPY