René Laënnec Revolutionizes the Diagnosis of Chest Diseases with His Invention of the Stethoscope
In 1816 French physician René Laënnec began using a device of his own inv...
French Physician and Inventor
In 1816 René Laënnec invented the stethoscope. His 1819 book about his use of this instrument inaugura...
Rene-Theophile-Hyacinthe Laennec (1781-1826), the French physician hailed as the father of thoracic medicine, forever transformed the diagnosis of chest disease through his invention of the stethoscop...