Rendar5

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The diaphragms on the Littman III function the same as a bell with light pressure due to the design. Firm pressure makes the diaphragm function like a typical diaphragm.

There shouldn't be a reason to convert the pediatric side except for show. Now if that's what you want, then I do actually think that's a perfectly good reason. The kit will come with the bell adapter for replacement.
 

The Angriest Bird

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No, it doesn't. To convert the pediatric diaphragm to the bell, you have to make an appointment with a plastic surgeon, and it has to be done under strict sterile technique with the assistance of a cardiopulmonary bypass machine.

I'm just teasing you :) The "kit" = your hands, and the technique is yank the diaphragm out and whack the bell onto the same spot.

FYI: The stethoscope ain't really a very delicate scientific instrument as most people think
 
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The diaphragms on the Littman III function the same as a bell with light pressure due to the design. Firm pressure makes the diaphragm function like a typical diaphragm.

There shouldn't be a reason to convert the pediatric side except for show. Now if that's what you want, then I do actually think that's a perfectly good reason. The kit will come with the bell adapter for replacement.
I just like the feel of Litmans, but don't want an adjustable bell and diaphragm. At least I can get it half-right...