René Théophile Hyacinthe Laennec 1781 - 1826

born in:
Quimper, Finistère, Brittany, France

introduced to medicine by his uncle; 1795 - commissioned a third surgeon at the Hôpital de la Paix and Hospice de la Fraternité; 1799 - returned to medical studies after a short break, surgeon Hôtel-Dieu in Nantes, entered École Pratique in Paris and studied dissection under Dupuytren; 1802 - published first paper; 1803 awarded prize for surgery and medicine; July 1804 associate of the Société de l'École de Médicine; 1808-founded Athénée Médical; 1812-1813 - France at war and took charge at the wards in the Salpêtrière; 1830-physician Necker Hospital; studied bronchial diseases; 1819 - returned to his estates at Kerbouarnec; returned to Necker Hospital; 1822 appointed chair and lectureship at Collège de France; 1823 - full member Académie de Médicine; 1824 - Legion of Honour chevalier; 1824 - married his housekeeper; 1826 - left Paria