Title

The History and Evolution of the Stethoscope

Division

North Florida

Hospital

Ocala Regional Medical Center

Document Type

Review Article

Publication Date

8-19-2022

Keywords

ebers papyrus, medical tools, cardiology devices, medicine history, stethoscope

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine | Equipment and Supplies

Abstract

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.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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