Wooden “Paupers Stethoscope”


A wooden stethoscope that was used to listen to the heart of a pauper. Paupers were not so clean people(because they were pretty poor), so the doctor had to keep more distance in order to not get a disease from the patient/pauper. Keeping distance was easier with this longer stethoscope. Normal stethoscopes are usually around 20 cm, but these “pauper stethoscopes” are in general longer than 30 cm. This stethoscope is therefore 30.5 cm long. Diameter of the earpiece is 4 cm.

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