Stethoscope Patent, Art & Copy, Ford, 1881, 16x20
INVENTOR: William Ford
The stethoscope was invented in France in 1816 by Ren Laennec at the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital in Paris. It consisted of a wooden tube and was monaural. His device was similar to the common ear trumpet, a historical form of hearing aid; indeed, his invention was almost indistinguishable in structure and function from the trumpet, which was commonly called a "microphone". In 1851, Arthur Leared invented a binaural stethoscope, and in 1852 George Cammann perfected the design of the instrument for commercial production, which has become the standard ever since. However, Cammann did not patent his device since he thought an useful instrument for the medical profession should be given to the profession. Ford modified the piece that comes in contact with the patient's skin and patented this device.
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