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New Electronic Thermometer, 1950s
Description: Medical Research Institute Inc in Cincinnati, Ohio develops a new electronic thermometer.
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Clip #: MF-26A-3
Length: 3:12
Year: 1955
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Ohio
Subject: Medicine
Original: 16mm
1950s, Cincinnati, Ohio, female nurse taking temperature with clinical thermometer and checking pulse of senior female patient lying in bed and writing down results, Medical Research Institute Inc. industrial plant, men in suits testing thermometer, female workers assembling and testing “Therma Meter” electronic thermometers and thermistors, mercury batteries, female worker preparing metal probe for thermometer and inserting small thermistor inside, probes being tested and calibrated, female workers welding electrical leads together, female worker sealing off open end of probe, female worker testing probe accuracy in detecting and reporting temperatures, female workers assembling clipboards used to record patient’s temperature and vital signs, female worker putting stopwatch into holder on clipboard, Bethesda Hospital, man demonstrating electric thermometer to male department heads and female nurse, female nurse using electric thermometer on female patient lying in hospital bed

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