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As a survivor of a quadruple bypass (in 2004) I have searched for and discarded as unsuitable many morally inferior sphygmomanometers; this past year, I acquired a new cardiac specialist, as the previous one had retired, and was given a new device which only takes (joy!) two hands to operate properly.
He glanced around his office, noticing that for all its homeyness—the dark woodwork, the antiquarian books, the framed newspaper advertisements for nineteenth-century elixirs, the glass case of antique stethoscopes, sphygmomanometers, and otoscopes—there were no pictures of anyone who made him look like Baris did now.
Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Shattered Light David R. George III 2010
[Unidentified deputy minister] Commander, as you know, one of the problems the students mentioned during your visit to Granma was that they did not have enough sphygmomanometers and stethoscopes.
We don't understand why there are no sphygmomanometers and stethoscopes in the hospital wards.
It is very difficult for us to practice what we have learned because we do not have enough sphygmomanometers, stethoscopes, or trays.
I just received a note that reads: Regarding the problem at Celia Sanchez Nursing School where 40 sphygmomanometers are needed; the provincial warehouse has 104 sphygmomanometers -- this must be a distributing enterprise -- and these should have already been distributed.
The 104 sphygmomanometers at the warehouse will be distributed immediately. [applause] [end recording]
She claims there are no sphygmomanometers or stethoscopes on the wards when there is sufficient equipment of this type here in the country.
INSTRUMENTS and the early 20th-century sphygmomanometers which was completed in 1960.
But if you can sling X-ray results onto a board, tongue depressors onto a tongue, and sphygmomanometers onto an arm from six feet away like Dr. Denton, you probably should.
Slate Magazine Katy Waldman 2011