Auenbrugger, Leopold von#
b. Graz (Styria), Nov. 19, 1722, d. Vienna, May 18, 1809, physician, invented the method of percussion (tapping the patient´s chest enables the doctor to diagnose internal diseases) which he documented in his treatise "Inventum novum" (1761). The French clinician J. N. Corvisart (Napoleon´s personal physician) was the first to acknowledge and propagate this method.
Literature#J. Dueret, A. als Psychiater, doctoral thesis, Zurich 1956.