Leyser Thermometer

Description
This mercury-in-glass thermometer was probably used for diagnostic purposes. It has a spherical bulb. The stem is bent, above the bulb, so as to hold a rolled paper securely in place. This paper carries a scale reading from 19 to 46 degrees Centigrade. The section from 32 to 43 degrees (that is, the range of body temperature) is graduated in tenths. The scale is marked “M. Leyser, Jnsp. a.d. Univ. Leipzig / 30080” and “Celsius.” The whole is enclosed in an outer glass tube.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1850-1870
maker
Leyser, Georg Moritz Ludwig
place made
Deutschland: Sachsen, Leipzig
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
case: 8 5/8 in x 5/8 in; 21.9075 cm x 1.5875 cm
thermometer: 8 1/8 in x 1/2 in; 20.6375 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
MG*M-09579
catalog number
M-09579
accession number
232067
subject
Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Measuring & Mapping
Thermometers and Hygrometers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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