- Re·né Thé·o·phile Hya·cinthe [ruh-ney tey-aw-feel ya-sant] /rəˈneɪ teɪ ɔˈfil yaˈsɛ̃t/, 1781–1826, French physician who invented the stethoscope.
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Laennec recommended that it should be given in this way in inflammations.The Action of Medicines in the System
Frederick William Headland
First form of the stethoscope invented by Laennec, of Paris.
Certain words of Laennec's preface are an echo of Auenbrugger's expressions.The Popes and Science
James J. Walsh
Needless to say, Laennec's sympathies were all with Corvisart.
This is the unassuming way in which Laennec announces his great discovery.
- René Théophile Hyacinthe (rəne teɔfil jasɛ̃t). 1781–1826, French physician, who invented the stethoscope
Laënnec(lā-nĕk′)René Théophile Hyacinthe 1781-1826
- French physician who invented the stethoscope (ca. 1819).
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