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"Doc" Nelson
05-20-2007, 11:37 AM
Does anyone know of where I can find or, who makes reproductions of period monaural stethoscopes? Thanks.

NoahBriggs
05-20-2007, 04:37 PM
The Gettysburg Sutler. $25, as of a few years ago.

http://www.gettysburgsutler.com/product%20web%20pages/medicalrga.htm

WestTN_reb
05-20-2007, 08:20 PM
Village Tinsmith has a wooden stethoscope listed for $30 on their website.

Jas. Cox
11-22-2007, 09:02 PM
Does anyone know of where I can find or, who makes reproductions of period monaural stethoscopes? Thanks.

How about plans/dimensions for wooden ones? I'm thinking my father-in-law could turn one out for me on his lathe. I just saw a replica STETHOSCOPE, MONAURAL, LAENNECK TYPE one http://steinmed.net/Z2177.htm for $450. :shock: Perhaps a fair price, but way out of my range. My F-I-L has mad skills and could do this if he is of the mind to do so. I'd gladly take a STETHOSCOPE, MONAURAL, but he'll want detailed plans ....

"Doc" Nelson
11-26-2007, 08:07 PM
. . . I guess I should have reposted that, I finally got off my tush and bought one. My bad :(. Anyway, I bought one, believe it or not, off of eBay. Yep! that's right, the wasteland of useless stuff :mrgreen:. Not too ad, if I do say so myself :rolleyes:.

Here's a photo of my stethoscope:
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NoahBriggs
11-27-2007, 08:37 AM
Steinmed sells some good originals that allow you to put the tube horizontally or vertically into the large end.

Jas. Cox
02-17-2008, 12:40 AM
Which end goes to the ear and which end goes to a patient's chest?

My F-I-L has turned me a couple different versions of these.

NoahBriggs
02-17-2008, 08:48 AM
Large end on the patient's thoracic area, small end to your ear.

Jas. Cox
02-17-2008, 11:39 AM
Large end on the patient's thoracic area, small end to your ear.

Thank you. This is what I gathered from a few of the places Googled that mentioned anything about use, but it was never 100% clear.

NoahBriggs
02-17-2008, 01:11 PM
It makes a good percussive instrument to tap the chest and the back to detect the ominous sound of fluid-filled lungs of pneumonia.