In memoriam

In memoriam Knee Surg, Sports Traumatol, Arthroscopy (1996) 4:188-189 9 Springer-Verlag 1996 OBITUARY In 1960 he was responsible for one of the milestones in the development of endoscopy when he constructed the first cold light for endoscopy. Glass fibres had been used for the transmission of pictures by fibre optics, but it was Karl Storz who first found out that they could also be used for the transmission of light through endoscopes. All other endoscopes at this time used a glow-lamp filament at the tip of the endoscope. Karl Storz's invention very rapidly became the standard all over the world. At the same time, he also got in touch with a British physicist, H. Hopkins, who in 1959 had patented a rod-lens system for endoscopes. Hopkins had contacted several big American and European producers of endoscopes, but no one was interested in his new invention. Karl Storz was the only one who realized the tremendous revolution that the rod-lens system would mean for endoscopy. Since I am old enough to have seen the development of the rodlens system in comparison with the glow-lamp filament endoscopes, I would like to go so far as to say that I do not think http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Orthopedics
ISSN
0942-2056
eISSN
1433-7347
D.O.I.
10.1007/BF01577415
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Abstract

Knee Surg, Sports Traumatol, Arthroscopy (1996) 4:188-189 9 Springer-Verlag 1996 OBITUARY In 1960 he was responsible for one of the milestones in the development of endoscopy when he constructed the first cold light for endoscopy. Glass fibres had been used for the transmission of pictures by fibre optics, but it was Karl Storz who first found out that they could also be used for the transmission of light through endoscopes. All other endoscopes at this time used a glow-lamp filament at the tip of the endoscope. Karl Storz's invention very rapidly became the standard all over the world. At the same time, he also got in touch with a British physicist, H. Hopkins, who in 1959 had patented a rod-lens system for endoscopes. Hopkins had contacted several big American and European producers of endoscopes, but no one was interested in his new invention. Karl Storz was the only one who realized the tremendous revolution that the rod-lens system would mean for endoscopy. Since I am old enough to have seen the development of the rodlens system in comparison with the glow-lamp filament endoscopes, I would like to go so far as to say that I do not think

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Published: Sep 1, 1996

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