Stethoscope

Stethoscope

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Description
George Philip Cammann (1804-1863), a New York City physician who had studied in Paris, came up with the idea of a binaural stethoscope. The first example, unveiled in 1852, was made by George Tiemann (1795-1868), a German immigrant with a surgical instrument shop in New York. This example clearly reflects that design. An inscription reads “GENOU / PARIS.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
stethoscope
stethoscope, binaural
Other Terms
Ascultation
Physical Description
rubber(?) (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 1 1/8 in; 34.29 cm x 11.43 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
MG.M-09700
accession number
235477
catalog number
M-09700
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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