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Littmann-type stethoscope

Item details

Object number M-93065
Manufacturer Surgical Manufacturing Company
Place Australia
Date Before 1990
Category Stethoscopes


This variant of acoustic stethoscope is known as a ‘Littmann-type’, named after its inventor Dr David Littmann, of the Harvard Medical School. Littmann’s stethoscope incorporates substantial refinements to the chest-piece, resulting in a lighter instrument which is easier to use. It is made from metals and polymers and dates from 1990.