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Author Duffin, Jacalyn.

Title To See with a Better Eye : a Life of R.T.H. Laennec
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (473 pages)
Series Princeton Legacy Library
Princeton legacy library.
Contents Cover; Contents; Introduction; Part 1: Pathology: Anatomy, Physiology, and the Body Politic; Part 2: Auscultation; Part 3: Disease; Appendix A A Note on Sources: Scientific Papers and Correspondence; Appendix B Laennec's Finances; Appendix C Patients in the Two Editions of the Traité De L'auscultation; Appendix D Laennec's Network: A Glossary of Frequently Cited Names; Appendix E the Family of R.T.H. Laennec; List of Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography of R.T.H. Laennec: Publications, Reviews, and Other Professional Activities; Bibliography; Index
Summary René Théophile Hyacinthe Laennec (1781-1826) is best known for his invention of the stethoscope, one of medicine's most powerful symbols. Histories, novels, and films have cloaked his life in hagiography and legend. Jacalyn Duffin's fascinating new biography relies on a vastly expanded foundation of primary source material, including thousands of pages of handwritten patient records, lecture notes, unpublished essays, and letters. She situates Laennec, the scientist and teacher, within the broader social and intellectual currents of post-Revolutionary France. Her work uncovers a complex cha
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Subject Laennec, R. T. H. (René Théophile Hyacinthe), 1781-1826.
Physicians -- France -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400864674 (electronic bk)
9781400864676 (electronic bk)