Roberts type monaural stethoscope, reputedly English, 1870-1880

Made:
1870-1880 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Roberts's monaural stethoscope, c.1870 to 1880, English(?)

Monaural stethoscopes consist of a single hollow tube. They are different to today’s familiar Y-shaped binaural stethoscope. This monaural stethoscope is thought to be of English origin. It was used on the chest or another part of the body to listen to organs such as the heart or lungs. The round base of this stethoscope amplified sound up the tube to the ear piece.

Details

Category:
Clinical Diagnosis
Object Number:
A625078
Materials:
complete and walnut (wood)
type:
stethoscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
credit:
Spurgin, P.