This month’s SGIM Forum is dedicated to the subject of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and how internists teach and use it. I don’t know how to use an ultrasound. But I do know how to use a stethoscope! I have often thought that the stethoscope was the ultrasound of my age or at least the age of providers who were around when it was introduced. The stethoscope was invented in Paris, France, in 1816 by René Laennec1,2 because he was not comfortable placing his ear directly onto a woman’s chest to listen to her heart … Download the full article below.