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The First Stethoscope

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Product Description The stethoscope was invented by the French physician René Théophile Hyacinthe Laënnec, who is generally considered to be the father of chest medicine. One day in 1816, Laennec is invited by urchins to hear to the scratching of a pin transmitted through the length of a wooden beam. He is thereby inspired to fashion a paper tube to listen to the chests of his patients. Following this success, he fashioned them out of wood, with one of the models known as