Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Rene T.H. Laennec

  • Jean-Baptiste de Sénac and his early textbook on cardiology

    Göran Wettrell Lund, Sweden   Figure 1. Portrait of Jean-Baptiste de Sénac (1693-1770). Wellcome Library, London. William Harvey was an important figure in the early days of cardiovascular physiology. Based on meticulous observations, he published De Motu Cordis and Sanguinus in 1628 and has been proposed as the founder of physiology and cardiology.1 During the…