The History and Evolution of the Stethoscope
Ocala Regional Medical Center
ebers papyrus, medical tools, cardiology devices, medicine history, stethoscope
Emergency Medicine | Equipment and Supplies
This paper is a summary of the evolution of the stethoscope. It goes through the major stages of stethoscope evolution, starting with the first recorded breath sounds and going all the way to the most recent, entirely automated stethoscope pads. The iconic stethoscope has undergone many changes and evolved with the times to earn its place slung around the neck of a physician. This review traces its journey.
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Choudry M, Stead TS, Mangal RK, Ganti L. The History and Evolution of the Stethoscope. Cureus. 2022;14(8):e28171. doi:10.7759/cureus.28171