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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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Later that year, Laennec was examining a woman with "general symptoms of a diseased heart.
Laennec certainly must have found this mode of medical examination of the patient embarrassing, especially in the case of female patients.
But not all was sightseeing, because he also spent time in the Laennec hospital to observe.
For which medical invention is Rene Laennec famous?
Pneumomediastinum or mediastinal emphysema was defined by Laennec in 1819 for the first time as presence of air in the mediastinum related with a traumatic accident (1).
In fact Laennec himself opined that tuberculosis hardly developed in the middle or lower lobes of the lungs.
Cutaneous TB was first documented in 1826, when Laennec reported his own "prosector's wart", a lesion that likely represented tuberculosis verrucosa cutis, a variant of TB [4].
She utilizes the classic works of Jean Price-Mars and Laennec Hurbon for substantive information on vaudoux and its historic role in Haitian culture, and the theories of Taussig and Foucault in her social and political analysis.
b) an unpublished meta-analysis of the existing clinical randomized controlled trials (Pr JP Boissel, cric@t, Laennec School of Medicine, Lyon, France)(2006).
Cuenta la leyenda que el medico Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec era terriblemente timido y que le causaba una enorme verguenza acercar su oido al pecho de las pacientes, asi que invento el estetoscopio.
Una investigacion hermeneutica posibilito describir casos de serendipia atinentes a los hallazgos de Arquimedes, Newton, Auembrugger, Jenner, Laennec, Darwin, Wells, Bernard, Kekule, Vucetich, Pasteur, Bottazzi, Roentgen, Becquerel y Fleming.
Rene Laennec, who invented the stethoscope in 1816, described bronchiectasis in 1819 while observing patients with tuberculosis and pneumonia.