Where to get a stethoscope in Montreal?
July 24, 2008 12:10 PM   Subscribe

So I need a stethoscope for a costume but I don't want a cheap plastic kid toy, I'd like to get the real thing.

Where can I buy a used stethoscope and how much should I expect to pay?
posted by PowerCat to Shopping (11 answers total)
posted by Perihelion at 12:15 PM on July 24, 2008

Any college that has premed or nursing programs probably carries stethoscopes in its bookstore.
posted by box at 12:25 PM on July 24, 2008

I need to get it tomorrow.
posted by PowerCat at 12:28 PM on July 24, 2008

Try the American Heart Association in your town. I work at a health department and we have a dozen of them--cheap, real-looking stethoscopes, here. They came with educational kits that the AHA sent out. You might call your Health Department too, and ask for the Health Promotion and Education department.
posted by chocolatetiara at 12:33 PM on July 24, 2008

Stethoscopes are really cheap. Seconding the university bookstore.
posted by Sophie1 at 12:37 PM on July 24, 2008

I went to a little medical supply store in a hospital here (Winnipeg) when I was looking for one. I paid about $20 for a decent little stethoscope. It's nice and heavy and feels very authentic. Just look in the phone book for Medical Supply, there's probably a dozen places in Montreal that would carry them.
posted by pocams at 12:37 PM on July 24, 2008

Also check uniform supply stores.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 1:12 PM on July 24, 2008

The university bookstores are known for being far more expensive than you'd see elsewhere. I'm seconding the scrubs/uniform supply store. Also, do a search in your area for "health supplies". You usually see those shops around hospitals.

Cheap is anywhere from 25-45 bucks. A good one is 60-80. A ridiculous one is over 100.
posted by Plinko at 1:15 PM on July 24, 2008

I had the same requirement at one point, and actually rented one from a place that rented out costumes. Didn't need the white coat, etc, already had that. Just needed the stethoscope. Paid about $15.00 for a week.

Based on the prices above though, probably better to buy.
posted by tomble at 3:02 PM on July 24, 2008

Yeah, I'd check a costume rental place and ask if they have one and would let you rent it separate from their doctor/nurse/whatever costume. There's Malabar on Parc, for starters.

Alternatively, for a new one, have you checked Jean Coutu / Pharmaprix? I could swear that I've seen stethoscopes in there amidst other medical supplies.
posted by CKmtl at 6:43 PM on July 24, 2008

Damn, I have one sitting in storage in Montreal... you should have asked for it the day after Halloween!
posted by furtive at 9:21 AM on July 25, 2008

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