The Goodall Symposium: Celebrating 200 years of the stethoscope

Written by on May 31, 2016

Thursday, 16th June 2016. 6:30-9:00pm

Join us for an evening of talks celebrating the 200th anniversary of the invention of the stethoscope. Discover how techniques for listening to the heart have developed from the very first stethoscope invented in 1816 to ‘Harvey’, the cardiopulmonary patient simulator.

Programme for the evening:

6:30pm – Registration and light refreshments
7:00pm – How Laennec invented the stethoscope, Mr Roy Miller FRCS(Glasg), Honorary Librarian
7:20pm – How I was taught cardiology, Professor Ross Lorimer FRCP(Glasg)
7:45pm – Tea/coffee break
8:00pm – The Goodall Memorial Lecture: From Laennec to ‘Harvey’, Professor Stuart Pringle, Consultant Cardiologist Perth Royal Infirmary

There will also be the chance to see our special exhibition celebrating the stethoscope.

Laennec stethoscope

A Laennec style monaural stethoscope made from wood c1820.

The event is free to attend but please book in advance for catering purposes. Contact library@rcpsg.ac.uk or call 0141 221 6072.

Our Goodall Symposium is part of the Glasgow Science Festival 2016.

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