Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: binaural stethoscope

  • The history of the stethoscope

    MAS AhmedRomford, United Kingdom Victoria TurnockLondon, United Kingdom No other symbol is as entwined with the concept of being a doctor as the stethoscope. It is currently one of the most widely used tools that doctors and nurses use for diagnostic purposes. Before its invention auscultation was done by placing the ear and head against…