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Stethoscope - Monoaural, Fergusson, circa 1890 Object Reg. No: SH 850219

Stethoscope - Monoaural, Fergusson, circa 1890. Used in a psychiatric hospital in Victoria Australia 1880-1940.
According to Dr Herbert Boyer these stethoscopes were still in use until late 1930s.
A stethoscope made from tulip wood. Shape is similar to a wine glass with a long stem. Has a funnel-like section on top that serves as the earpiece and the rounded part at the bottom is the chestpiece.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 18.00 cm (Height), 7.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, medical apparatus instruments, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Clinical
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1920
Date Manufactured: circa 1890
References: Oral history, Dr Herbert Bower.

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