Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Anders Celsius

  • The men who standardized temperature measurements

    Einar PermanStockholm, Sweden In the world of medical science the names of people are often associated with the diseases they described (Crohn, Alzheimer, Dupuytren) or the procedures they introduced or pioneered (Heimlich, Valsalva, Romberg). Ranking high among such innovators are those who standardized temperature measurements. They remain household words, as shown by a Google search…