Punch,  3 (1842), 76–78.

Reminiscences of a Stethoscope



Reminiscences, Drollery


Medical Treatment, Instruments

    The stethoscope recalls being purchased by Dr Hammer Roses, who used him to examine 'a sweet and delicate young girl' and discovered 'a peculiar murmur not mentioned either by Laennec' or James Hope. Wants to name the murmur. Recalls being applied to 'an old miserly stock-jobber' suffering from an 'inability to withdraw his hands from his pockets', and subsequently heard a fine specimen of 'Metallic tinkling' in the patient's side.

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