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Nineteenth Century Stethoscope, circa 1800-1860 | Special Collections and University Archives

By Steven Bookman, University Archivist

Collection Overview

Title: Nineteenth Century Stethoscope, circa 1800-1860

ID: 00/MG 130

Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 09/28/2017

Subjects: Medicine--United States--History--19th century., Stethoscopes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Contains a wooden Laënnec-style stethoscope thought to have been used in the early 19th century. Included in the collection is a paper scroll that accounts the early development of the stethoscope for medical purposes.

Subject/Index Terms

Medicine--United States--History--19th century.
Stethoscopes

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Physical Access Note: The fragile nature of the stethoscope my limit handling. Please consult a staff member for assistance.

Acquisition Method: Acc. 2017.019 was received by Special Collections and University Archives sometime prior to 2015.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Nineteenth Century Stethoscope, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.

Processing Information: Minimally processed and described by Greg Magier, Special Collections and University Archivist, in August 2017.


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