A 1820 ca. Laennec wooden Monaural Stethoscope – early example

A 1820 ca. Laennec wooden Monaural Stethoscope – early example

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Rare stethoscope invented by René Laennec

Dimensions

12'&3/4 inches

Circa

1820 ca.

Country of manufacture

France

Category: Diagnostics

Description

An early example of  Laennec Stethoscope, complete and well preerved. Long 32,5cms (12’&3/4 inches).
Good patina with some chips on the surface. Some cottot inside the central join.

The last picture shows Laennec’s design for the stethoscope as shown in the first edition of his work,  A treatise on the diseases of the chest and on mediate auscultation (1819)

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