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November 13, 1948


JAMA. 1948;138(11):819. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.62900110007009a

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Manufacturer: E. M. Rauh & Co., Inc., 2 Parker Avenue, Buffalo 14, N. Y.

The Rauh Surface Pyrometer is a device for making rapid surveys of the skin temperature of the human body. The apparatus is enclosed in a mahogany-finished case measuring 20 by 20 by 20 cm. (17 3/4 inches). The whole weighs 2.3 Kg.; the shipping weight for domestic shipment is about 2.7 Kg., and for foreign shipment about 7.3 Kg. (5, 6 and 16 pounds respectively). The standard model operates on two dry cells needed to supply the light source; models for operation on direct or alternating current are also available.

The sensing element is at the end of an applicator which is connected by a cable to the instrument in the case. This element is a thermopile of small mass, since the smaller the mass to be warmed (or cooled) by the contact with the skin,

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