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  • Loma Linda Medical Center, Loma Linda, California (D.R.). dramsingh@llu.edu
  • (Accepted for publication August 17, 2016.)
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Anesthesiology 12 2016, Vol.125, 1250-1251. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001375
Anesthesiology 12 2016, Vol.125, 1250-1251. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001375
In 1834, the Times Newspaper of London1  reported that the medical profession was unlikely ever to start using the stethoscope “because its beneficial application requires much time and gives a good bit of trouble.”2,3  In fact, Dr. Laënnec created the stethoscope by rolling up paper in the shape of a tube, secondary to his concern of placing his ear on a female patient’s chest (the common practice at the time). He reported to be “surprised” to discover an improvement in his diagnostic assessment.4  Today, we are at the same story with point-of-care ultrasound and the perioperative medical community.
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