Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Peculiar Old-Fashioned Fetal Heart Monitor

Last month we visited a small museum in Chemainus, BC and came across this:

The tag says:

"Stainless steel fetal heart monitor: Once placed on a Doctor's head, the monitor would relay the baby's heart beat through tubing and to the Doctor."

I can't seem to find anything anywhere that discusses the history of fetal heart monitoring, but I'd love to see one of these things in action... though preferably not at my own birth!

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