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SSharon
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Mar 19, 2012, 11:07 AM
 
I see this often enough on the east coast that I'm wondering whether you guys see this in other parts of the country or in other countries.

I just don't get why people hang a stethoscope from their rear view mirror. To gain sympathy from a cop if they are pulled over? To impress other drivers? Fashion statement?
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Mar 19, 2012, 11:17 AM
 
Never seen it before.
     
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Mar 19, 2012, 12:07 PM
 
Me neither. Must be a North-East thing.

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Mar 19, 2012, 01:36 PM
 
Without context, this strikes me as something a med student would do.
     
SSharon  (op)
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Mar 19, 2012, 02:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Never seen it before.
I didn't mention it in my original post, but I've definitely seen this in Chicago as well.
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Mar 19, 2012, 02:30 PM
 
I drive by a few hospitals on the way to work but haven't noticed it here in Atlanta.
     
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Mar 19, 2012, 03:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by SSharon View Post
I didn't mention it in my original post, but I've definitely seen this in Chicago as well.
I'll start looking.
     
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Mar 19, 2012, 03:40 PM
 
You get those for banging a doctor.

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Mar 20, 2012, 07:04 AM
 
I see employee badges on lanyards, and all sorts of other crap hanging there. Often these badges are for "restricted access" areas or otherwise useful for gaining unauthorized access to places, but the employees seem to not care... All the stethoscope users I know keep their scopes handy, on their persons usually. If you buy a good stethoscope (you can put $200 into one very easily), why would you leave it to bake in the sun in your car? Dumb.

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Mar 20, 2012, 07:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
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Mar 20, 2012, 01:22 PM
 
I've never seen it either.
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Mar 20, 2012, 01:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
If you buy a good stethoscope (you can put $200 into one very easily), why would you leave it to bake in the sun in your car? Dumb.
Or in the cold where the tubing can freeze and crack.
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