Wooden paupers Stethoscope
A wooden paupers stethoscope. This item was used to listen to the heart of patiënts. This particular one was used for paupers. We know this because of the length of this stethoscope. Paupers weren’t the cleanest people so doctors wanted to keep distance between them and the pauper for any diseases the paupers might carry with them. Normal stethoscopes are around 20 cm long. The ones used for paupers however, are over 30 cm. This particular one is 30.5 cm long, the earpiece has a diameter of 4.5 cm.