Stethometer, London, England, 1800-1950

Made:
1800-1950 in London

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Stethometer, in case, by Delolme, London. Full view, white background, case off of face.
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Stethometer, in case, by Delolme, London.

A stethometer is used to measure how far the chest expands during breathing. The dial like device is placed on the front of the chest and the blue string stretched out to the centre of the back. When the patient breathes in, the movement of the string produces a reading on the meter. measurements from both sides of the chest can be taken and compared. These measurements are useful in diagnosing a disease such as tuberculosis, which in its advanced state can reduce how well a person is able to breathe.

Details

Category:
Clinical Diagnosis
Object Number:
A604034
Materials:
case, leather, case, silk, case, velvet, case, wood, instrument, brass, instrument, steel
type:
stethometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
credit:
Fowler, C.T.

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