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Diagnosis: Doctors depend on interesting uses of petroleum.

Diagnosis: Doctors depend on interesting uses of petroleum.

When you’re at a doctor’s office you’re surrounded by two things — people who want to help you and a vast array of sterile petro products. Some are classic tools of the trade and others mark a moment in medical innovation.

We recently took a look around a doctor’s office and saw how many amazing things are made from various uses of synthetized petroleum. Check it out:

All chairs and tables made from vinyl and plastic

Bandages

Blood pressure monitor

Clipboard

Computer

Crutch shoulder rests, hand grips and rubber tips

Defibrillator

Disposable gloves (latex and nitrile)

Hazmat bin

Lab coat

Pills

Pill bottle

Otoscope and ophthalmoscope

Reflex hammer

Scale

Silicone anatomical educational models

Skeleton

Sphygmomanometer

Spirometer

Stadiometer

Stethoscope

Stool

Syringes

Tape

Tongue depressors