Google Doodle Celebrating stethoscope inventor Rene Laennec’s 235th birthday. Rene Laennec, a French doctor, was born on February 17, 1781, in Quimper, France. It is said that his shyness led to invent of stethoscope.
Google doodle celebrates stethoscope inventor Rene Laennec’s 235th birthday
Late in 1816, Laennec was examining a women patient complaining of heart issues and needed to hear heart beat. He felt uncomfortable to place his ear on her chest because she was overweight. Also, this cumbersomeness helped Laennec’s to remember the time when he watched two youngsters playing with a long stick- – one scratched it with a pin while the other listened happily to the opened up sound on the other side.
Reviewing this, Laennec moved up a bit of paper and pressed it to the women’s chest. The pulsating of her heart was very audible of being heard and clear, and voila the stethoscope was invented. An advancement that would in a general sense change the discovery and diagnosis of lung and heart issues.
Laennec built up his model utilizing wood and appending a microphone to one end and an ear piece to the next and to celebrate his 235th birthday, specialists Helene Leroux and Olivia Huynh delineated Laennec’s first stethoscope, in today’s doodle, adjacent to the one we know today. Laennec advocated objective scientific observation.
Professor Benjamin Ward Richardson stated in Disciples of Aesculapius that “the true student of medicine reads Laennec’s treatise on mediate auscultation and the use of the stethoscope once in two years at least as long as he is in practice. Laennec died of tuberculosis in 1826 at 45 years old.