Watch: Is This 200-Year-Old Device Just A ‘Symbol’ For Doctors Today?

Posted on January 28, 2016 in Down To Earth, Staff Picks, Video

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Editor’s note: The only acceptable way of looking like a doctor while playing as children had to be with a stethoscope around your neck. The fascination of listening to your own heart, counting its beats is probably a memory many of us have. The stethoscope was invented by René Laennec in 1816. 200 years after it was first used, now in 2016, with the incredible advancement in medical technology, is this device still relevant today? Down To Earth explores.