René Laennec's bas-relief

This stone bas-relief of René Laennec can be found in the little garden of the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of Saint-Volodymyr-le-Grand in Paris (Square Taras-Chevtchenko). In fact, this church is the old chapel of the disappeared Hôpital de la Charité, where Laennec worked during a period.

It was sculpted in 1942 by Breton artist René Quillivic. The sculptor was inspired by an anonymous miniature, offered in 1909 to the Medical Faculty of Paris and incorrectly identified until 1966 as a portrait of Laennec1.

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (July 2014)

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