BP measurements and Stethoscope use

Peggy Zuckerman peggyzuckerman at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 14 21:43:04 UTC 2013

> Rob,
> If someone invented the stethoscope yesterday, and tried to introduce it
> to the medical world, advising that one could just "listen" to the varying
> sounds, and from there, diagnosis with certainty a wide range of diseases
> and problems, he would be laughed off the block.  When there are more
> objective ways to measure hearts, which permit comparisons between
> professionals and institutions, listening with a stethoscope sounds like
> the equivalent of my touching the child's head with the back of my hand.
> Tells me something, but not much, and not verifiable.
> Peggy Z

> On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 1:17 PM, robert bell <rmsbell at esedona.net> wrote:
>> Dear Bill,
>> I have often thought that taking blood pressure in the office is one of
>> the worst things that the medical profession does

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