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 instrument is of that sort.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
stethoscope
stethoscope, binaural
Other Terms
Diagnostic Medicine
Measurements
overall: 1 1/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 9.525 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
MG.M-09701
catalog number
M-09701
accession number
235052
Credit Line
Library of Congress
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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