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

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

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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.
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Object Name
Kit, Stethoscope
stethoscope set
stethoscope, monaural
stethoscope, monaural (replica)
advertising device, pharmaceutical company
Other Terms
Kit, Stethoscope; Diagnostic Medicine
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Sharp and Dohme. Advertising Department
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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