Inventor of Stethoscope

Rene-Theophile-Hyacinthe_LaennecThe world celebrates the birth anniversary of the inventor of stethoscope René Laennec on Wednesday. Born on February 17, 1781,  Laennec was  a child prodigy and a great medical scientist. Commemorating his birth anniversary the doodle team of Google drew a doodle on him. Doctors used to lean their ear on the chest of a patient and heard the heart beats before stethoscope was invented. On an epoch making day, Laennec was embarrassed to lean his ear on an young lady patient to hear the rhythm of her heart beats and this discomfiture led him to design this great instrument. He died on August 13, 1826 at the age of 46. Today stethoscope is a must for any doctor right from a medical specialist to the rural medical practitioner of a village.

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