Dr Gilbert’s Stethoscope
Brora Heritage Centre
Dr Gilbert kindly donated his medical items to Clyne Heritage Society in 2006, including this stethoscope.
His modern stethoscope has a metal disc called a resonator, attached to a tube. This tube splits in two so that the ends can be inserted into the doctor’s ears. The resonator is placed against the front or back of the patient and the doctor can detect any irregularity in the patient’s specified organs.