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Physicians' Stethoscopes More Contaminated Than Palms of Their Hands

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Caption: A comparative analysis shows that stethoscope diaphragms are more contaminated than the physician's own thenar eminence (group of muscles in the palm of the hand) following a physical examination.

Credit: Mayo Clinic Proceedings

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