Address for correspondence: Anne Totet, Service de Parasitologie et Mycologie Medicales CHU, Centre Hospitalier Sud, 1 Ave Rene Laennec
, 80054 Amiens, France; email: totet.
Here the young student spent much time with Rene Laennec
, the inventor of the stethoscope, at the Necker Hospital (they spoke to each other in their common language - Latin
La relacion del profesor Corvissar con su discipulo Rene Laennec
es tambien un reflejo de la estrecha amistad en la que pueden incurrir un profesor y un alumno.
In 1816, Dr Rene Laennec
, a French physician, experimented with a rolled up piece of paper on a particularly reticent female patient and was surprised that the heart sounds were much clearer (1).