Monaural Stethoscope - Inventory Number: MED 106
Rare Gutta Percha Example! Measures 6 3/4 inches in height. End with conical hollow measures 1 inch in diameter the other 3 inches in diameter.
The invention of Laennec's monaural stethoscope in 1819. This device was made out of a hollow tube of wood, which he turned on the lathe. At one end was a small hole, and, at the other, a conical hollow. By the 1850's, the monaural stethoscope was a mainstay of the physical examination. Civil War officer “Oliver Wendell Holmes” was instrumental in introducing the stethoscope and microscope into the medical curriculum at Harvard Medical School.
Inventory Number: MED 106