Laennec Listening with his Ear Against the Chest of a Patient at the Necker Hospital
Genre: Oil on canvas
- Dittrich, Lisa
- Date of entry: Feb-26-1999
As the title explains, the painting depicts Rene Laennec, French physician and inventor of the stethoscope, in a hospital room, his ear pressed to the chest of a male patient, who is sitting up in his bed. In his left hand he holds an early model of the stethoscope. Three other figures appear to the back and right: one is likely another physician, another is a sister/nurse.
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