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Laënnec

 [la-nek´]
René Théophile Hyacinthe (1781–1826). French physician. He is known for the invention of the stethoscope in 1819 and his De l'auscultation médiate, from which much of our knowledge of chest diseases is derived.

Laën·nec

(lah-ĕ-nek'),
René T.H., French physician, 1781-1826. See: Laënnec cirrhosis, Laënnec pearls.
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The idea for the stethoscope came to a young French physician, Rene Laennec, when he had stopped to watch two children at play.
While a medical student at Edinburgh, Hodgkin visited European medical centers during 1821-1822 and met Rene Laennec in Paris.
So competent was Dupuytren in his teaching that he started his own course in pathological anatomy, with Gaspard Bayle and Rene Laennec as his assistants.
In Europe, the centers that are able to implant the CardioWest TAH-t are: Groupe Hospitalier La Pitie-Salpetriere in Paris, France; Hypital Guillaume et Rene Laennec in Nantes, France; German Heart Institute in Berlin, Germany; Heart and Diabetes Centerin Bad Oeynhausen, Germany; Herzzentrum Leipzig GmbH Universitaetsklinik in Leipzig, Germany; Universitats Klinikum Freiburg in Freiburg, Germany; Universitatsklinikum Munster in Munster, Germany; Herzzentrum Koln in Cologne, Germany; University Hospital Munich in Munich, Germany; Friedrich-Alexander University Hospital in Nuremburg, Germany.
In a sense, the relatively primitive ability of the stethoscope to localize has been exploited by clinicians listening for the tell-tale signs of pneumonia since the days of its inventor, Rene Laennec.