René Laennec

René Laennec

René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laennec 1 ( 17 February 1781 – 13 August 1826) was a French physician. He invented the stethoscope in 1816, while working at the Hôpital Necker and pioneered its use in diagnosing various chest conditions.

How Fear Of Women's Chests Led A Doctor To Invent The Stethoscope

He was examining a young woman complaining of heart problems. At that time, doctors generally listened to patients' heartbeats by resting an ear against the patient's chest, but the conservative Laennec thought this improper under the circumstance...

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René Laennec

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René Laennec : He invented the stethoscope in 1816,