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Date

c. 1890

Description

Invented in 1816 by French doctor René Laënnec, the stethoscope was used to examine a patient whose heart could not be heard by pressing the doctor's ear to the patient's chest.

This stethoscope is a trumpet-shaped wooden tube that magnifies the sound of the patient's heart beat.

Item Type

medical instrument

Material Type

other

Date Uploaded

07.19.2017

Dimensions

17.4 x 6.8

Dimensions Notes

All measurements were taken in centimeters. Measurements are listed as “length by width by height” or “height by diameter” unless otherwise noted.

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