oa South African Medical Journal - Die geskiedenis van die stetoskoop

Volume 46, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



With his invention of the stethoscope and his treatise De I'auscultation mediate, the French physician Laennec (1781 - 1826) supplied our profession not only with a symbol but also, for the first time, with the terminology and descriptionption of the pathology of tuberculosis as an entity.

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