The History of Stethoscopes

If one tool is representative of a healthcare professional, it is the stethoscope. These helpful devices have been used by doctors and nurses for hundreds of years, and to this day, prove to be one of the most useful tools in the nursing toolkit. Students of our Direct Entry-Hybrid Nursing Program in Boston use their stethoscopes daily, so in honor of this iconic device, we at Northeastern University nursing have decided to explore the history of the stethoscope with our latest infographic below.


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