Quain's stethometer, late 19th century.

 
Quain's stethometer, late 19th century.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

This instrument was used to measure the expansion of the chest when breathing. Sir Richard Quain (1816-1898) devised the stethometer to measure the difference in mobility of each side of the chest, as an aid to diagnosis. Made by Delolme and supplied by Coxeter, London.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10289209

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