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To measure temperature we use thermometers We do this by using materials that change in some way whenever they are heated or cooled The length of the liquid column is longer or shorter depending on the temperature Modern day thermometers use temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius Thermometers used today can be as easy as the press of a button The ones people use that you place under your tongue are the most commonly used Thermometers cannot always be accurate A thermometer can be mercury liquid-in-glass electronic with digital display infrared or tympanic or disposable dot-matrix It can be used in a clinical or emergency setting or at home They do give you a pretty good idea of a persons temperature though Thermometers are vey helpful to Americans todayThe history of the thermometer started during the early seventeenth century It had several changes and applications over the next three centuries People started realizing what thermometers were actually measuring were actually measuring not until the 1800s The improvement of the thermometer came from the study of weather The original thermometer was invented in 1593 by Galileo Galilei It was made as a glass tube with water The liquid-in-glass thermometers became one of the meteorologists instruments before chemist and physics were invented The first sealed thermometer was invented in 1691 It sealed alcohol in a glass and has fifty degree marks These thermometers were called as the spirit temperature People proclaim that the words spirit temperature as a warm feeling The thermometers we use today were invented by Daniel Fahrenheit in the year 1714 Daniel established on mercury as the liquid used for thermometers In 1724 he introduced the scale that uses his name the Fahrenheit Scale Mercury thermometers are still generally used Several lives can be saved and many illnesses can be prevented by the speed of the information to the individual needing it by using a thermometer Instead of having to wait on the information for
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