Medical Notes

1917 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
infection before use. When the now almost obsolete method of applying the clinical thermometer between folds of the skin, in the axilla, groin, etc., was very much in use, perhaps the danger of carrying infection from the unbroken skin was too slight to require extraordinary care. Put with the use of the clinical thermometer in the buccal and preferably in the rectal cavities, which are recesses for much infection, it is surprising that the carrying of disease through the careless use of the
more » ... eless use of the thermometer is not more often
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