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The Tunnel at the End of the Light: My Endoscopic Journey in Six Decades by Peter Cotton: a book review
  1. Peter Down
  1. Correspondence to Dr Peter Down, Broadwey House, Watery Lane, Weymouth DT3 5QD, Dorset; peter{at}

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Written by Professor Peter B Cotton. Published privately by Peter Cotton, Charleston, South Carolina, USA, 2011, pp 261, no price given (softcover). ISBN-10 1452820465

Ask anyone attempting endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in the 1970s and you will be regaled with stories about Peter Cotton's master classes at the Middlesex Hospital. He had brought ERCP to Britain after spending 2 weeks with Kazuei Ogoshi in Japan in 1971. His skill was legendary and people flocked to his unit to watch him. As his reputation grew he travelled widely lecturing and demonstrating, and was called to treat royalty and celebrities all over the world. In 1986, to the dismay of many, he moved to the Duke University, North Carolina, and later to …

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