Quain's stethometer, late 19th century.

Image number: 10289209

Quain's stethometer, late 19th century.

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 number:
10289209
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:47
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Science Museum
 

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