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Published: 20 February 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384250-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8425-0
... THE AUDIBLE PAST A little over a hundred years earlier, it took more than seven hundred pages for the French physician René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laennec to make a strikingly similar argument for physicians to use stethoscopes to listen to their patients bodies. Laennec, who is credited with inventing...
Published: 20 February 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8425-0
.... You Need a Headset 1925 advertisement for Brandes headphones 88 10. How Far Can I Hear with the mr-6DeForest advertisement from the early 1920s 89 11. Diagram of Laennec s stethoscope 104 12. Monaural stethoscopes 105 13. Cammann s stethoscope 112 14. Binaural stethoscopes 113 15a-b. Telegraphy...
Published: 20 February 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384250-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8425-0
... stethoscope crystallized this orientation toward acoustic space in an artifact; we will see the same process at work in headphones and telephone booths. It is true that people often listened together to sound recordings and, later, to radio shows. Yet even these collective modes of listening already assumed...
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By Jonathan Sterne
Published: 20 February 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384250-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8425-0
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By Jonathan Sterne
Published: 20 February 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384250-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8425-0
... Park; Volta Lab Laennec, René-Théophile-Hyacinthe, 24, 90, 100, 104, 115, 155, 168, 269, 290, 377 n.99; body of, 114; criticisms of, 132 35; and inven- tion of stethoscope, 101 3; on method, 120 23, 129 32; objec- tions to immediate auscultation, 106 8, 110 11, 113 14; politi- cal belief of, 116...
Published: 20 February 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8425-0
...- pears as Mediate Auscultation, the Stethoscope, and the Autopsy of the Living : Medicine s Acoustic Culture, Journal of Medical Humanities 22, no. 2 (summer 2001): 115 36. An earlier version of chapter 1 appears as A Machine to Hear for Them: On the Very Possibility of Sound s Repro- duction...
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By Jonathan Sterne
Published: 20 February 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384250-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8425-0
... for the stethoscope will be discussed below. 15 A whole range of writers have contested the notion that hearing is necessar- ily an imprecise sense. See, e.g., Barry Truax, Acoustic Communication (Nor- wood, N.J.: Ablex, 1984), 15 24; and Don Idhe, Listening and Voice: A Phe- nomenology of Sound (Athens: Ohio...
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By Lesley Stern
Series: Writing Matters!
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-039
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
..., hilariously, the er experience as akin to crossing Niagara Falls on a bicycle: Don t tell me they lost the forceps, that the stethoscope is out partying, that the X- rays melted, that the serum was already used To sweeten the coffee She goes home and takes the alternative antibiotic, does not feel nauseous...
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By Jonathan Sterne
Published: 20 February 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384250-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8425-0
.... Communication as Culture: Essays on Media and Society. Boston: Un- win Hyman, 1988. Carrick, George L. On the Differential Stethoscope and Its Value in the Diag- nosis of Diseases of the Lungs and Heart. Aberdeen Medical and Chirurgical Tracts 12, no. 9 (1873): 894 916. Carter, Paul. The Sound in Between...
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By Ren Ellis Neyra
Series: Dissident acts
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012696-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1269-6
... and ausculter in French retain the sounds of escuchar and écouter, but the auscultating ear (auris) is doing more with listen- ing than hearing.50 With stethoscopes, for example, physicians listen through the acoustic device to the lungs, intestines, and heart, percussive organs that offer rhythms and arrythms...
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377610-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7761-0
... a stethoscope, a new-fangled instrument. One of the upcoming breed of well-educated, general practitioners, Lydgate stands but against the town's five other medical men through his knowledge, his diagnostic acumen, and his shrewd professional judgment.4 Yet he is a wretched failure in Middlemarch...
Published: 20 February 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384250-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8425-0
... the stethoscope or the staccato Morse code, the reproduced sounds apprehended through au- dile technique were now supposed to be transparent, that is, without a code, and therefore immediately apparent to any listener who knew the tech- nique. Ultimately, this would lead to a conflicted aesthetic of reproduced...
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012719-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1271-9
... to pass by. He checked Thomas s breathing with his stethoscope and concluded that he sufered from a collapsed lung. Later that night, before receiving any of the proper treatment he needed, Thomas s condition triggered a heart attack. Parker never got to say good- bye. He had moved down to the Lower East...
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By Karen Strassler
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005544-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0554-4
... bills labeled asli (authentic) to their chests, police scrutinize bills, while, in the background, Suharto sits slumped in a wheelchair as a doctor searches for his heartbeat with a stethoscope. Cartoon by Mulyawan, Forum Keadilan, no. 2, April 16, 2000, 10. 1 .9 . Counterfeit Money. The caption...
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By Shana L. Redmond
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 10 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007296-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0729-6
... have amazing sounds coming from them and so one must listen and touch a stethoscope to the skin of a landscape, to hear what stirs below. 37 The use of trees as a metaphor for Robeson is an apt one considering Haskell s documentation of trees as nature s great connectors and their songs...
Published: 27 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004615-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0461-5
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By Micha Rahder
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007524-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0752-4
...eight Wild Life An Adventure . . . and They Pay You! Luis told me the story of how he came to work as a wildlife veterinarian with wcs. Luis was out going, charming, and always cracking jokes; for Halloween, he lent me his wcs- logo scrubs and stethoscope and trained me in the filthiest cursing he...
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By Saiba Varma
Published: 02 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012511-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1251-1
... said, Of course it s a dilemma. Patients end up suffering the most. But emergency services are still on. 38 Despite the reassuring statement, he sounded guilty. Outside the Government Medical College s canteen, a poster with an im- age of a bandaged stethoscope read, Wounded Healers: Support Resident...
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By David Grubbs
Published: 03 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009092-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0909-2
... spelunking, the carving of caverns. Put an ear to the ground to inspect the instinctively mistrusted sound. 18 Headphones stethoscopically confirm that the sound is com- ing from within the trunk. That it came from within the trunk, was at one time heard inside the trunk, machine- heard and captured...
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By Lesley Green
Published: 27 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004615-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0461-5