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The Heart of the Matter

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. How do you know what’s going on inside someone’s chest? Dr. Rene Laennec treated thousands of patients during the Napoleonic era in France, a time when medicine was just beginning to tackle that question. Some doctors tapped on their patients’ chests to determine the proportion of fluids there, not unlike the way brewers rapped… Read more »