Laennec Stethoscope ( replica), Limited Edition Made by Sharp & Dohme


Rene Théophile H. Laennec (1781-1826), a physician in Paris, invented the monaural stetho-scope in 1816. This is a modern replica of that instrument.

The pharmaceutical firm Sharp & Dohme produced a limited edition of the Laennec replicas in 1954, and they subsequently presented one to the museum at the request of the curator. According to the accession record, the original stethoscope resides in the collection at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (previously the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology). The replica is purportedly of Laennec's third model created between 1816 to 1819.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Sharp and Dohme. Advertising Department

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-06806Catalog Number: M-06806Accession Number: 205912

Object Name: Kit, Stethoscopestethoscope setstethoscope, monauralstethoscope, monaural (replica)advertising device, pharmaceutical companyOther Terms: Kit, Stethoscope; Diagnostic Medicine

Measurements: overall`: 1 3/4 in x 13 5/8 in x 2 7/8 in; 4.445 cm x 34.6075 cm x 7.3025 cm


Record Id: nmah_726214

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