Clinical Fahrenheit thermometer, Europe, 1870-1901

Made:
1870-1901 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Clinical Fahrenheit thermometer, European, 1870-1901

Clinical thermometers only measure a limited temperature range. This makes them different from ordinary thermometers. There is also a small constriction above the bulb to prevent the mercury dropping back after the temperature has been taken. The typical, small modern pocket type was devised by Sir Clifford Allbutt (1836-1925) in 1867. This European example dates from the late 1800s. It comes in a small plastic carrying case with a screw top lid.

Details

Category:
Clinical Diagnosis
Object Number:
A608128
Materials:
case, plastic, mercury, scale, plastic, thermometer, glass
type:
thermometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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