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Buying a Stethescope

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by muratdag, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. muratdag

    muratdag New Member

    Aug 7, 2002
    I am a 1st year medical student ready to buy my first stethescope. Which one should I buy? I have it narrowed down to the Littman III and Littman Master Cardio... both scopes are similarly priced at our bookstore (around $125)... so would 1 be better than the other for a med student? I know that the Master Cardio is all-encompassing, but the rumor is the Littman III comes with the pediatric bell which may be more useful?

    All help would be appreciated, thanks...
    Murat Dag
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  3. shag

    shag Supreme Procrastinator 7+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2002
    I use a Littman III and it has served me well. When I asked the same question a couple of years ago, an upper level student replied: "Do you really want to have a fancier stethoscope than the cardiologist you're rounding with?" FWIW
  4. Mossjoh

    Mossjoh Mayo Clinic-PGY2 10+ Year Member

    Jan 1, 2001
    Jacksonville, FL
    I have a Master Classic II, which I find it very useful and quite adequate. And, its all black...very stylish!!


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