Has an important clinical monitor been neglected?

Robert G. Loeb, Yasser A. Sowb, Brian E. Smith

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In a realistic anesthesia simulator, we noted that experienced clinicians have difficulty identifying asymmetric breath sounds during pneumothorax. We wondered whether a stereostethoscope could be devised to allow auscultation of the left and right lung, simultaneously. A literature search revealed that a stereostethoscope was first described in 1858, but has been largely neglected as a clinical monitor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Clinical Monitoring
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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