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Tempa-Dot Single Use Oral Thermometer

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Dates
1975
1993
circa 1975 - 1993
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Home Health
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
012004009
Description
Sealed rectangular green cardboard Tempa-Dot Single Use Oral Thermometer box; full with 20 individual disposable oral thermometers; exterior of box completely covered in layer of clear cellophane with white tear strip near top; box has printed product information on exterior top, bottom proper left…
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Accession Number
012004009
Collection
Mutter Museum
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis, General
Home Health
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Temperature
Home Health
Diagnosis -- instrumentation
Pharmacy
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- thermometer, chemical
Description
Sealed rectangular green cardboard Tempa-Dot Single Use Oral Thermometer box; full with 20 individual disposable oral thermometers; exterior of box completely covered in layer of clear cellophane with white tear strip near top; box has printed product information on exterior top, bottom proper left and proper right sides, lot number on bottom and directions on back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Deaccessioned items from the Mütter Museum.
Maker
Organon Inc.
Site Made (City)
West Orange
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1975
1993
circa 1975 - 1993
Date Remarks
Tempa-Dot trademark filed by Organon Inc. in 1975; originally accessioned in 1993
Material
paper: white
ink: green, navy
plastic: clear, white
Inscriptions
Printed of front of box: “Reorder No. 970P // H 0052-000970 // Tempa-DOT TM // SINGLE USE ORAL THERMOMETER // Fahrenheit Scale // Contents: 20 Thermometers”; printed on proper left side of box: “AVOID EXTREMES OF HUMIDITY AND // STORE AT CONTROLLED ROOM TEMPERATURE. // Organon // Tempa-DOT TM // SINGLE USE ORAL THERMOMETER // BREAK UP // AND DOWN // AND THEN // PULL // Fº // Manufactured for: Organon Inc. West Orange, New Jersey 07052”; printed on proper right side of box: “BREAK UP // AND DOWN // AND THEN // PULL // Fº // This example reads 98.6ºF.”; printed on top of box: “20 UNITS // Tempa-DOT TM // SINGLE USE ORAL THERMOMETER // Fahrenheit Scale”; printed on bottom of box: “Organon // © 1975 // Organon Inc. // West Orange, N. J. 07052”; stamped into bottom of box: “A 0 6 2 5 6 1”; printed on back of box: “DIRECTIONS FOR USE – Follow Exactly // 1. OPENING OF THERMOMETER // (a) Hold dispenser case firmly with fist // of one hand. Handle end should point // toward you. // (b) Grasp handle end with thumb and // forefinger of other hand, and // (c) Break handle seal up and down. // (d) Then pull handle firmly and steadily // toward you to remove thermometer. // (Pull handle straight out, avoiding side // to side or up and down motion). // 2. PLACEMENT OF THERMOMETER // (a) Insert thermometer UNDER EITHER // SIDE OF TONGUE AS FAR BACK AS POSSIBLE. // (b) Grip thermometer with teeth as close to // handle as possible. // (c) Press tongue downward on thermo- // meter and tightly close mouth. // (d) Keep thermometer in mouth a minimum // of 30 seconds. // 3. READ RESULTS // (a) The last dot to completely change color // from white to dark green indicates // temperature. (See example on side of // box).”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Length
10.1 cm
Width
6.2 cm
Depth
3.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Like newstill sealed
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Bellis, Mary. “The History of the Thermometer.” ThoughtCo, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019.
“Tempa-DOT™ – Sterile.” Medical Indicators, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019.
“TEMPA-DOT Trademark Information.” Tradmarkia, 2019. Accessed 20 June 2019.
Research Facts
Thermometers have a long history of medical use; temperature first linked to illness in 1700s and the first practical medical thermometer invented by Sir Thomas Allbutt in 1867.
Tempa-Dot Single Use Oral Thermometers use chemical indicators that are activated by heat to measure temperature; disposable thermometers generate more waste than traditional thermometers, but can also be more sanitary and limit the spread of germs between patients.
The Tempa-Dot trademark was first filed filed by Organon Inc. in 1975 and has since been used by 3M and Medical Indicators.
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