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Auenbrugger, Leopold

Auenbrugger, Leopold (lāˈōpôlt ouˈənbro͝ogər), 1722–1809, Viennese physician. His findings on the use of percussion in diagnosing chest diseases were published in 1761 (tr. On Percussion of the Chest, 1936). Although ignored for some 40 years, his method, revived by Jean Nicolas Corvisart, was ultimately generally adopted.
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Joseph Leopold Edler von Auenbrugger (1722-1809) was born in Graz, Styria, Austria, and studied medicine at the University of Vienna (3).
In 1761, Auenbrugger described under the twelve observations of dropsy of the chest in his aforementioned book, subheading XLVI, "Dropsy of the Pericardium," his observation of two signs that bear his namesake:
It was in 1754, when the Austrian physician Leopold Auenbrugger (1722-1809), introduced the method of percussion of the chest.
Leopold Auenbrugger, father of the clinical examination of the chest.
Leopold Auenbrugger was ridiculed for percussing and auscultating his patients' chests; lgnaz Semmelweiss's recommendation for doctors to wash their hands before each patient landed him in a mental asylum; and more recently, cardiologists denied Nathan Pritikin's program for dietary modification to modulate cardiovascular risk until after his death.
Leopold Auenbrugger gave the world of medicine the invaluable tool of "percussion." The son of an innkeeper, Auenbrugger had seen his father tap a barrel to see if it was empty or full.
Leopold Auenbrugger (1722-1809) was the first to use percussion of the chest in diagnosis in 1754 in Vienna.
Leopold Auenbrugger was the inventor of percussion, a method of producing sounds by striking on the walls of the thorax.