Clinical thermometer, made by G M Zeal, London, England, 1987

Made 1987

People have long known that changes in body temperature can indicate ill health. In Italy around 1625 Santorio developed the first clinical thermometer, but it was large and slow to register, so the idea didn’t catch on. In Germany in 1868 Carl Wunderlich analysed over a million body temperature readings and deduced that the normal range is 36.3 to 37.5 oC. Giles Henry Zeal began making his improved clinical thermometers in London in 1888, and his firm, which made this one in 1987, now also make...

Summary

87/1490D
Clinical thermometer, made by G M Zeal, London, England, 1987

Production

1987

Source

Purchased 1987

Cite this Object

Clinical thermometer, made by G M Zeal, London, England, 1987 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 March 2017, <https://ma.as/73486>
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