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The Journal of Endourology published an early series of history articles titled "Epochs in Endourology." With the generous permission of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc we include links to the articles exploring the history of various topics related to endourology and minimally invasive surgery.



History of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

By Christian Chaussy, MD, HonFRCSEd




Quantifying the Educational History of the Endourological Society Fellowship Programs in the United States

Sutchin R. Patel, MD, Margaret A. Knoedler, MD, Sara L. Best, MD, and Stephen Y. Nakada, MD Vol. 38, Issue 2


A Historical Perspective of the Evolution of Laparoscopic Surgeries in Urology

Soputro NA, Dias BH, Kochiar MV, Corcoran NM, Agarwal D. Vol. 36, Issue 10


The Modern History and Evolution of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

Patel SR, Nakada SY. Vol. 29, Issue 2


The Light Bulb, Cystoscopy and Thomas Alva Edison

Moran ME. Vol. 24, Issue 9


Enlightenment via Simulation: “Crone-ology’s” First Woman

Moran ME. Vol. 24, Issue 1


History of the ROCK Society

Drach GW, Pak CYC. Vol. 23, Issue 2


Three Laws of Robotics and Surgery

Moran M. Vol. 22, Issue 8


Rossum’s Universal Robots: Not the Machines

Moran ME. Vol. 21, Issue 12


Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL): A Chronology

Chaussy C, Eisenberger F, Forssmann B. Vol. 21, Issue 11


Jacques de Vaucanson: The Father of Simulation

Moran ME. Vol. 21, Issue 7


Spectroscopic View of Life and Work of Nobel Laureate Sir C.V. Raman

Rao AR, Hanchanale V, Javle P, Karim O, Motiwala H. Vol. 21, Issue 1


The da Vinic Robot

Moran MD. Vol. 20, Issue 12


Hans Christian Jacobaeus: Inventor of Human Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy

Hatzinger M, Kwon ST, Langbien S, Kamp S, Hacker A, Alken P. Vol. 20, Issue 11


History of Cryosurgery

Ahmed L, Ahmed S, Davies J. Vol. 20, Issue 7


Percutaneous Renal Surgery: A Pioneering Perspective

Dasgupta P, Rose K, Wickham JEA . Vol. 20, Issue 3


Early History of Endoscopic Treatment of Bladder Tumors From Grunfeld’s Polypenkneipe to the Stern-McCarthy Resectoscope

Herr HW. Vol. 20, Issue 2


The Seminal Contribution of Georg Kelling to Laparoscopy

Hatzinger M, Badawi K, Langbein S, Hacker A . Vol. 19, Issue 10


Sir William Osler’s Perceptions of Urolithiasis and the Case of the Indigo Calculus

Moran ME, Das S, Rosenberg SA. Vol. 19, Issue 10


Evolution of Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery

Boland JP, Kusminsky RE, Tiley EH, Tierney JP. Vol. 19, Issue 2


Laparoscopic Nephrectomy: Remembrances

Clayman RV. Vol. 18, Issue 7


The Birth of Modern Ureteroscopy: The Albona Jaybis Story

Lyon ES. Vol. 18, Issue 6


Hans Joachim Reuter: The Urologic Endoscopist, Photographer, and Historian

Reuter M. Vol. 18, Issue 3


The Birth of Fiberoptics from “Light Guiding”

Johnston WK. Vol. 18, Issue 5


Philipp Bozzini – The Father of Endoscopy

Engel RME. Vol. 17, Issue 10


Ureteral Catheterization Controversies

Nation EF. Vol. 17, Issue 7


A Personal Perspective on the Origin of Endourology and the Endourological Society

Smith AD. Vol. 16, Issue 10