#OTD in 1851 – Wexford physician Arthur Leared invented the binaural stethoscope (a design with two earpieces) and first presented a model of this ‘double’ stethoscope at the Great Exhibition on this date.

Today the stethoscope is probably the most recognised medical instrument, and symbol of the medical profession, but did you know that it was invented over 200 years ago? And that two Irish doctors were instrumental in its introduction and development? The stethoscope was invented in 1816 by the French physician René Laënnec (1781-1826), as an […]

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