Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Auenbruigger

  • Percussion of the chest: Leopold Auenbrugger

    Percussion for examination of the chest was first described in 1754 in a little book written in Latin as “a new discovery that enables the physician from the percussion of the human thorax to detect the diseases hidden within the chest.” At publication the book was ignored and percussion received little attention until popularized decades…