Richard Quain, (1816-1898), a physician with an office on Harley St. in London, introduced his stethometer in 1850, describing it as a new instrument for measuring the difference in the mobility of opposite sides of a patient’s chest, that was made to his specifications by Delorme, a local chronometer maker. This device is of that sort. An inscription on the dial reads “DELORME / RATHBONE PLACE / LONDON.” That on the cover reads “COXETER / XX GRAFTON ST EAST / LONDON.” James Coxeter was a surgical instrument maker who began in business in London, probably in 1836.

Ref: Richard Quain, “The Stethometer,” London Journal of Medicine 22 (1850): 923-927.

Date Made: about 1885about 1875

Maker: Delolme

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London

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Credit Line: Miles Davis

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2010.0214.06Catalog Number: 2010.0214.06Accession Number: 2010.0214

Object Name: HethometerStethometerhethometerstethometer

Physical Description: metal (overall material)glass (part: material)wood (overall material)felt (part: material)fabric (part material)Measurements: overall: 1 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 3.81 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.35 cmoverall: 1 1/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 3.175 cm x 6.6675 cm


Record Id: nmah_1397434

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