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Stethoscope

 

Stethoscope

Period of Production:
1890 – 1899

Place of Production:
United States of America

Since:
July 30, 2002

 

UHN catalogue no. “X942.2.2”printed by hand in white ink on inside of chest piece.

s:missing wire neckpiece

44.5 cm length, 2.9 cm width, 3.1 height

 

Bulbous elongated ball-shaped black/dark brown wood stethoscope chest piece and earpiece: each earpiece fitted with dark-brown rubber [?] or synthetic [?] rings; dark brown woven fabric covering on tubing.

Allows user to hear sounds from within the body. Especially used to listen to heart, pulse and lungs.

Part of a larger collection of medical artifacts, archival material and trade literature transferred to CSTM in 2002 from the former History of Medicine Museum in Toronto, Ontario.

 
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