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September 29, 1906

DETERMINATION OF THE NORMAL TEMPERATURE OF THE CLOSED INGUINAL FOLD OF A CHILD, AND ITS CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE.

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO.

From the Department of Physiology, Northwestern University Medical School.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(13):1010-1012. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210130034001i
Abstract

HISTORY.  The practitioner of medicine is constantly looking to science and research for methods he may use in his routine work. Most practitioners seek methods which combine two characteristics, accuracy and practicability, but these are often diametrically opposed. I have attempted to solve a problem in a manner that shall yield results at the same time accurate and easy of application to the clinical case.Normal and pathologic conditions in the animal body are very intimately connected with, and in fact dependent on, the production, the distribution and the variation of that phenomenon called animal heat.Medical and scientific literature is replete with all phases of this subject, and I intend to touch on only those points of measurement which may be included in the term thermometry.The practitioner usually adopts the practice of taking the patient's temperature as one of the first steps in his routine examination. Two methods

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