Electric Camera Photographs Walls of Human Stomach (Jun, 1932)
That seems like a really smart design. Of course swallowable cameras have gotten much better lately.
Electric Camera Photographs Walls of Human Stomach
A NEW wonder in photography that will take pictures of the innermost recesses of the human stomach has recently been developed by three doctors of the University of Vienna. This amazing device, shown on the right, takes eight pictures simultaneously.
The new camera is contained in a tube 1/2 inch in diameter and three inches long. The powerful light is operated by a battery with cables running down the throat to the filament, as shown in the drawing.
Above and below the light source are eight cameras of the pin-hole type. Pinholes, which take the place of the customary glass lenses, are made of platinum foil and measure from 1/800 to 1/500 of an inch in diameter.
The film used is of a very fine grain, and although it is only 1/4 x 1/2 inch in size, such sharp pictures can be taken that enlargements of 45 x 107 mm. are possible. The camera in use is no more unpleasant than having one’s stomach pumped.