I'm trying to decide if I should buy a new stethoscope.
I bought my Littmann cardio stethoscope during my second year of medical student, over 10 years ago, and I still use it to this day. I replaced the earpieces and the bell cover has fallen off, but it still works. It just seems sort of… grimy. Plus it's way heavy to carry around my neck considering how seldomly I actually need to use it (a few times a day, maybe).
Then again, it seems like a waste to buy a whole new stethoscope considering I don't use it very much.
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