How to Choose a Thermometer and Not to Boil
A thermometer is something that every doctor’s office has. But like all gadgets, it requires updating. The most popular and easy-to-use are digital or infrared no-contact ones. Which one to choose depends on how much you want to spend and how many extra features you expect to get. Let’s figure it out!
In the distant past, doctors took great pride in their ability to access a patient’s temperature using only their hands. This skill took years of training to master, and doctors from the past even saw a threat to their professional status and relative importance in the appearance of the thermometer. But since the 16th century, clinical medicine has used temperature measurement. Firstly, it was a thermoscope containing air enclosed in a glass tube, and in 1714 it was replaced by a mercury thermometer. To this day, technologies do not stand still. So, which one to choose?