At this time of year we get lots of phone calls from parents of medical students who are about to start their clinical training, and want to know which is the best stethoscope to buy them as a gift.
I remember well when I started my clinical training about 20 years ago how excited I was to get my first stethoscope. in those days the only stethoscope that was available to buy from the medical school was the Littmann Classic SE.
I still have mine, and it has performed very well for the last 20 plus years.
I bought it when I started my clinical studies and it served me very well. In my final year at medical school I studied cardiology & persuaded my parents to buy me a Littmann cardiology stethoscope which was fantastic. After I had used this stethoscope with its superior acoustics I never used anything else. It served me very well through my final year, through my house jobs and then through my GP training. I continued to use it as a GP, and it is as good now as the day I bought it.
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There are lots of new brands of stethoscope on the market since I trained 20 years ago, although Littmann still remains the quality stethoscope that all other brands aspire to.
If you are looking for a paediatric or cardiology stethoscope of similar quality to the Littmann Classic look at these MDF stethoscopes below:
MDF-777 Classic paediatric Stethoscope
MDF-797 Classic Cardiology Stethoscope
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