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.
17.4 x 6.8
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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The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing Historical Collection. (2017). "Wooden Stethoscope - 1" [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.molloy.edu/nur_hagan/25