One of the few compulsory gadgets that every doctor carries is the Stethoscope. A sophisticated assembly constructed out of steel and plastic, stethoscope is an age-old source to diagnose cardiac problems. Popularly known as “Doctor’s Weapon”, stethoscopes have seen innumerous changes in their structure and working since their invention in 1824. Models that can be tuned with a smart phone (yes, really!) have already hit the market. Peculiarly, almost every type of stethoscope has found its space in the vast world of medical experts. There’s one for a cardiac for example, a different one for a pediatrician and yet another for a physicist. This Insight covers one of the most popular types of stethoscopes: Littmann Stethoscopes, which you may recognize as the serpentine devices hanging around doctors in movies. These stethoscopes are one of the oldest species and are still recommended for their precise results.