Kurt Semm and an automatic insufflator
Work on tubal insufflation marked the beginning of Kurt Semm's (b. 1927) scientific career. In the early 1960s, he directed his attention to the fact that, from a technical standpoint, tubal insufflation was similar to creating pneumoperitoneum. In the mid-1960s, Semm - himself a gynecologist - invested his time and financial resources and risked his university career to develop an automatic abdominal insufflation device. Later he tried it out in the Clinic for Internal Medicine. Since, at that time, the term “laparoscopy” had negative connotations associated with it, Semm formulated a new term “pelviscopy.” In 1967, Semm presented his invention to Melvin Cohen, an American pioneer of gynecological laparoscopy, at the meeting of the American Fertility Society, held in Washington.
|Author:||Grzegorz S. Litynski|
|Parent Title (English):||Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons|
|Publisher:||Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons|
|Place of publication:||Miami, Fla.|
|Year of first Publication:||1998|
|Publishing Institution:||Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||610 Medizin und Gesundheit|
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|Licence (German):||Creative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0|