Replica of Laennec Stethoscope used as Advertisement for Tenormin and Sorbitrate

Replica of Laennec Stethoscope used as Advertisement for Tenormin and Sorbitrate

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Description
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 replica was made as an advertising device for two heart medications: Tenormin (atenolol), a beta-blocker used for conditions such as hypertension and angina, and Sorbitrate (isosorbide dinitrate), used for chest pain.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
stethoscope
stethoscope, wooden replica
advertising device
advertising device, cardiac durgs
advertising device, heart medications
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
cardboard (packaging material)
paper (part: material)
metal (part: material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 12 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 3.175 cm x 31.115 cm x 3.175 cm
overall: 2 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 5.3975 cm x 3.81 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
2010.0214.03
catalog number
2010.0214.03
accession number
2010.0214
Credit Line
Miles Davis
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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