Cammann binaural stethoscope


Title
Cammann binaural stethoscope
Description
Invented in 1852 by George P. Cammann of New York City, the Cammann Binaural stethoscope was the first commercially available binaural stethoscope. Tiemann and Company sold Cammann stethoscopes for 4.50 in 1889. This particular stethoscope was used by Dr. Joseph Hollingsworth, a country doctor in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, who was the personal physician to conjoined (or “Siamese”) twins Chang and Eng Bunker, their wives, and their twenty – one children. The Bunkers, famous for touring with P. T. Barnum, lived in two residences in White Plains, North Carolina, near Mt. Airy, following their retirement.
Date
1852-1899
Original Format
equipment
Extent
Local Identifier
Country Doctor Museum
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
Country Doctor Museum
Rights
This item has been made available by The Country Doctor Museum for use in research, teaching, and private study. Researchers are responsible for using these materials in accordance with Title 17 of the United States Code and any other applicable statutes. For information regarding reproduction, please contact The Country Doctor Museum at hslcdm@ecu.edu;
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