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Why a stethoscope is the best fashion accessory (if you’re not a doctor)

Hassan S. Ali
2 min readSep 9, 2022


Imagine this: You’re walking around town with a stethoscope around your neck.

Boom: Instant social status upgrade. Way more than any gold chain.

The ultimate bling is this stethoscope thing.

Hanging around your neck oh-so casually, like a scarf but a metal one that says, “Hey, I know what I’m doing.”

And do scarves or gold chains also double as tools to check someone’s heartbeat on the fly?

Right, didn’t think so. What’s better than fashion that is also functional? (See my future post on cargo pants.)

A stethoscope around your neck says: “I’m special. I march to the beat of my own drum. And to the beat of anyone’s heart that may need checking at any given time.”

I like stethoscopes.

I like doctors.

I am not a doctor.

I’ve been seeing doctors since I was 7 years old, though.

I had brain tumors in my pituitary gland at age 7, 9, and then 14.

Lots of stethoscopes after that.

I feel calm when my doctor or nurse unfurls the stethoscope from around their neck, and tells me to “breath normally.”



Hassan S. Ali

I write comedy things. the ha & lol. Also a founding editor of Slackjaw on Medium.