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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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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).