Mercury-in-glass thermometer with white back, and scale that extends from 92 to 106 degrees F. The inscription on the front of the cardboard box reads in part “B-D / asepto fever thermometer” and “rectal.” That on the back reads in part “WIL-GARD Case.” Becton, Dickinson introduced the term “ASEPTO” to commerce in 1900 and filed for a trademark in 1932. It introduced the term “WIL-GARD” in 1964 and registered a trademark in 1966.

Maker: Becton, Dickinson and Company

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: Louisiana, Saint Martinville

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Credit Line: The Fournet Drugstore Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0475.832Catalog Number: 1985.0475.832Accession Number: 1985.0475

Object Name: thermometer, clinical, rectalthermometer, clinical, rectal

Measurements: overall: 1.8 cm x 13.5 cm x 10 cm; 11/16 in x 5 5/16 in x 3 15/16 inoverall: 7/8 in x 5 1/4 in x 3 7/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 13.335 cm x 9.8425 cm


Record Id: nmah_336747

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