Leopold Auenbrugger

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Auenbrugger, Leopold

(lā`ōpôlt ou`ənbro͝ogər), 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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Se empezaron a formar, entonces, medicos que venian desde la tradicion de la Clinique Interne y de la Pathologie Interne, que tenian a su disposicion para el estudio de las enfermedades en sus pacientes instrumentos, dispositivos e instituciones nuevos, como el examen clinico (que desde hacia poco habia sumado a la inspeccion y a la palpacion, las sempiternas tecnicas de exploracion, la percusion de Joseph Leopold Auenbrugger y la auscultacion mediata de Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec), y los laboratorios de quimica, de fisiologia, de microbiologia y de patologia.
It was in 1754, when the Austrian physician Leopold Auenbrugger (1722-1809), introduced the method of percussion 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.