Stethoscope signifies Prominent Tool in Medical Profession
No other symbol identifies a doctor more than a stethoscope. For centuries physicians relied on percussion and auscultation
listening to chest sounds and heartbeats by pressing the ear to the chest
to assess cardiac health. Invented by
Rene Laennec in 1816,
stethoscope has become the singular symbol of physicians and has become one of the most trusted tools that physicians use for physical diagnosis.