Friday, 17 August 2007
...de la Agence Bretagne Presse:
“In Le Havre before the Last World War the ‘Quartier Saint François’, surrounded by docks, was like a Breton island in the heart of the harbour with many Breton speakers and a parish church where Breton language was widely use for cathechism, confessions and preaching...
...René Théophile Laennec… invented the stethoscope about 1819 and his regarded as the father of chest medicine. He died himself from tuberculosis at the age of 45. He died in Brittany since he decided to come back to Brittany as soon as he realized that he only had a few weeks left to live. He died in the Kerlouarnec Manor, in Ploaré, near Douarnenez. Laennec spoke Breton and was very attached to his mother language and always glad to speak Breton with his patients in Paris, many of them being soldiers injured during the Napoleonic wars…”