Hektoen International

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Tag: Jean Nicolas Corvisart de Marets

  • Jean Corvisart: Napoleon’s physician

    An outstanding diagnostician and pioneer in cardiology, Jean Nicolas Corvisart de Marets has been called the founder of French clinical medicine. He advocated the careful clinical examination of the heart, described syndromes and signs of heart disease that to this day still bear his name, and popularized percussion of the chest as a diagnostic tool,…