- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- stethoscope, binaural
- Other Terms
- Diagnostic Medicine
- overall: 22 3/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 1 in; 56.8325 cm x 8.255 cm x 2.54 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- 3M Company. Cardiosonic Instruments. Medical Products Division
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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