Pinard type foetal stethoscope, London, England, 1870–1920

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Pinard type foetal stethoscope, London, England, 1870–1920. Leading French obstetrician Adolphe Pinard (1844–1934) designed this monaural stethoscope. It was used to listen to the foetus within the womb. Pinard was an innovator in maternal health. He developed techniques for monitoring the health of mother and child before and during birth. The stethoscope was made by Holborn and Company in London. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: f3dv54ky.

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