The History of Oesophageal Atresia and Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula — 1670–1984

  • N. A. Myers
Part of the Progress in Pediatric Surgery book series (PEDIATRIC, volume 20)

Abstract

As this is the history of oesophageal atresia, it is appropriate and virtually obligatory to commence with reference to two classical contributions — that of Durston [31] in 1670 and that of Gibson [46] in 1697. However, at the outset it is equally appropriate to give credit to those who have previously researched the history, none more thoroughly than Ashcraft and Holder [7] and, in more recent times, Chang [24]. With many of the contributions in the literature, introductory and later paragraphs frequently describe events of historical significance, and these contributions are also acknowledged.

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Catheter Pneumonia Rubber Respiration Barium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. A. Myers
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Children’s HospitalParkvilleAustralia

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