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The publication in 1912 of the first volume of Professor Rouxeau's life of Laennec (Laennec avant 1806, etc. 80 Paris, 1912, J. B. Baillière et fils) was a happy event for those who cherish the memory of one of the great figures in the history of medicine. And now, after more than eight years, comes the conclusion. Filled with a just admiration of the man and his work, together with the pride of a compatriot in the accomplishments and contributions of a fellow Breton, generously aided by the living members of the Laennec family, Professor Rouxeau has gathered a remarkably full material bearing on the life and career of the discoverer of auscultation.
From a minute and judicial study of this material, and from a personal familiarity with the scenes which surrounded Laennec's boyhood, the author has constructed faithfully, lovingly, sympathetically, the narrative of his career. One follows step by
W. S. T.. LAENNEC APRES 1806; 1806-1826; D'APRES DES DOCUMENTS INEDITS.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1921;27(5):629. doi:10.1001/archinte.1921.00100110114008
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