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Transcript of Rene Laennec
Who discovered his accomplishments & how its used today
Paul Kligfield, M.D. wrote in The American Journal of Medicine and his accomplishments, the telescope is used everyday.
Rene Laennec invented the stethoscope in 1816
His creative genius and tireless dedication to medicine has resulted in much of our modern day understanding of pathology
He perfected the art of physical examination of the chest and introduced many clinical terms still used today.
His most classic publication is a book entitled De l'Auscultation Mediate (On Mediate Auscultation, also referred to as the Treatise).
Beliefs or Theories
He investigated the sounds made by the heart and lungs and determined that his diagnoses were supported by the observations made during autopsies.
He recognized diseases like pneumonia that were easily overlooked or misdiagnosed
Rene Background Info
"René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laennec was a French physician. He invented the stethoscope in 1819, while working at the Hôpital Necker, and pioneered its use in diagnosing various chest conditions.
Born: February 17, 1781, Quimper, France
Died: August 13, 1826
Education: Ecole de Médecine de Paris (1800–1804)"
Health care trends
Exposed to fewer pathogens and germs
Reduced stress/ anxiety in familiar surroundings
Less skilled workers can assist with personal activities leaving skilled worker to provide assessment, treatment & education.