The stethoscope is celebrating it’s 200th birthday this year! Invented in 1816 by a young French physician, it was intended to preserve the modesty of a young female patient. Dr. Laennec was uncomfortable simply putting his ear to the woman’s chest, as was the usual practice at the time. And thus was born what has become a permanent fixture around today’s doctor’s necks.
200 years ago today, on December 11, 1815, Jane Austen wrote this letter to her publisher, John Murray:
“As I find that Emma is advertised for publication as early as Saturday next, I think it best to lose no time in settling all that remains to be settled on the subject & adopt this method of doing so, as involving the smallest tax on your
So get ready to celebrate Emma’s 200th birthday, just around the same time we celebrate Jane Austen’s 240th birthday on December 16!
“In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”…“You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, if you suppose that the mode of your declaration affected me in any other way, than as it spared me the concern which I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentleman-like manner. ”Happy 200th Birthday! Come Visit Strands of Pearls
Happy 200th Birthdayto the conception Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (here’s to my original ot3 — and the modern college au this story was always meant to be)
We sat late. We could not tear ourselves away from each other nor persuade ourselves to say the word “Farewell!” It was said, and we retired under the pretence of seeking repose, each fancying that the other was deceived; but when at morning’s dawn I descended to the carriage which was to convey me away, they were all there—my father again to bless me, Clerval to press my hand once more, my Elizabeth to renew her entreaties that I would write often and to bestow the last feminine attentions on her playmate and friend.
Stethoscope is celebrating 200th birthday today. The Stethoscope was invented in France in 1816 by René Laennec at the Necker Enfants Malades Hospital in Paris. It consisted of a wooden tube and was monaural.