The invention of the stethoscope.

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Table of Contents


[col span__sm=”12″]


A stethoscope is a medical instrument used for auscultation (listening to the internal sounds of the body).


In 1816, the French physician René Théophile Hyacinthe Laennec invented the stethoscope because he was uncomfortable placing his ear on women’s chests to hear their heart beats. Here is a photograph and drawing of René Laennec’s stethoscope…


[col_inner span=”6″ span__sm=”12″]

[ux_image id=”366″ width=”70″]

[col_inner span=”6″ span__sm=”12″]

[ux_image id=”367″ width=”50″]




Here is a painting of René Laennec:

[ux_image_box img=”369″ image_width=”50″]