Foetal stethoscopes - pair

Item details

Object number M-8016
Manufacturer Maker unknown
Date Early 20th century
Donor Mr John King of Nedlands, WA
Category Stethoscopes


Pair of two part wooden foetal stethoscopes of the type carried by GPs. They originate from a practice in Manchester, England and were in use in 1910 in an era when house calls were often made by horse and cart. They were used by Dr Douglas MacAdam’s father, late Professor of Medicine at Leeds University