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Pinard's Foetal Stethoscope

Description

This foetal stethoscope is also known as a pinard horn, named after the French Obstetrician Adolphe Pinard (1844-1934). Pinard designed this style of stethoscope in 1895. It was used to monitor foetal heart rate by placing the instrument on the patient’s stomach.

Adolphe Pinard was an early advocate for foetal health monitoring. However, he was also a founding member of the French Eugenics Society in 1913 and served as its president for some time.

Pinard horns are still used to this day for patients at low risk of complications in labour as well as in low-resource settings.

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

1997/8.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height = 12.7cm

Materials

Aluminium

Pinard's Foetal Stethoscope

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Height = 12.7cm

Materials

Aluminium

Files

Pinard's Foetal Stethoscope
Pinard's Foetal Stethoscope
Pinard's Foetal Stethoscope

Collection

Citation

“Pinard's Foetal Stethoscope,” Heritage, accessed June 26, 2022, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/303.