Littmann Stethoscope


David Littmann (1906–1981) was a cardiologist who graduated from Tufts Medical School, worked at the West Roxbury Veterans Hospital, and taught at the Harvard Medical School. He developed a stethoscope with remarkable acoustic performance, and (together with Gustev Machlup) founded Cardiosonics, Inc. 3M acquired Cardiosonics in 1967.

Ref: “Dr. David Littmann, 74, a leading heart specialist,” Boston Globe (Jan. 3, 1981), p. 25.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: 3M Company. Cardiosonic Instruments. Medical Products Division

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.287882.05Catalog Number: 287882.05Accession Number: 287882

Object Name: stethoscopestethoscope, binauralOther Terms: Diagnostic Medicine

Measurements: overall: 22 3/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 1 in; 56.8325 cm x 8.255 cm x 2.54 cm


Record Id: nmah_736180

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