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Persistent Value of the Stethoscope in the Age of COVID-19

Stethoscope: More than Just an Icon

What initially began as René Laennec’s (1781-1826) awkward examination of his female patient with his stethoscope prototype has now become the paradigm of the physical examination

Rene theophile hyacinthe laënnec (1781-1826): The man behind the stethoscope.