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Stethoscope

 

Stethoscope

Year of Production:
1890

Place of Production:
United States of America

Since:
July 30, 2002

 

41.3 cm length, 14.2 cm width, 7.3 cm height

None, save UHN catalogue no "973.6.2 a" printed by hand in red ink on underside of one ear tube, near ear bud form. UHN catalogue no. "973.6.2 b" printed by hand in red ink near attachment point of upper and lower portions of stethoscope body. UHN catalogue no. "973.6.2.c" printed by hand in red ink on inside of chest piece bell.

 

Dull, dark brown moulded synthetic [or rubber or vulcanite ?] ear tubes and chest piece; dull silver and goldtone metal bracket with threaded adjustment mechanism links ear tubes; dark brown/black woven fibre covering on tubing connecting ear tubes and chest piece. Dull, dark brown moulded synthetic [or rubber or vulcanite ?] chest piece bell.

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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