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stethoscopes

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by seansk, May 6, 2007.

  1. seansk

    seansk USC Dentistry Class 2010
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    what are the differences between the littmann type stethoscopes and spargue stethoscopes?
    thanx, appreciate any feedback!
     
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  3. spicedmanna

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    Traditional Sprague Steth: Dual tubing, separate

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    Littman Steth (Cardiology III shown above): Dual tubing, combined, and other things, like tunable diaphragm.

    The combined dual-tubing design of the Littman reduces sound artifacts that occur due to friction rubbing of the two separate tubes.
     

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