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Term: thermometer
References: The Hundred Days, page 120
Meaning: The thermometer in use in the early 19th century was a foot long and required 20 minutes to register. The clinical thermometer as we know it was introduced in 1866 by Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt (1836-1925).

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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