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Stethoscope creator

A French doctor, Rene Laennec, who was boirn in 1781, invented the stethoscope in 1816.The device enables doctors to listen to the sounds of the heart, lungs and other organs.

In 1819, Laennec published the first description and diagnosis of various heart sounds. He later became an expert on tuberculosis, from which he died in 1826.