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S/4687 Antique Treen 19th Century Birch Manual Trumpet Shaped Foetal Heart Midwifery Stethoscope

A manual trumpet shaped foetal heart midwifery stethoscope, having a medium colour and retaining a patination. The stethoscope was invented by Rene Laennec in 1818 and he published his findings in 1819. He was then appointed Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Paris University.

Sold 7 in. (18 cm.) High
2 in. (6.5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1860