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Object Name Thermometer
Catalog Number 1992.9.1
Maker Becton, Dickinson & Company
Date 1930-1953
Material(s) Glass/Mercury/Paper/Plastic/Metal
Dimensions H-5 W-1.75 inches
Description This medical thermometer is glass with a silver tip and black and red markings. The thermometer sits inside a plastic black, pen-like case that has a metal clasp on the cap that screws off. The box is royal blue, navy, and gray with text that advertises the contents. The label reads "ASEPTO/ Certified/ FEVER/ THERMOMETER/ MANUFACTURED BY BECTION, DICKINSON & CO. RUTHERFORD, N.J.."

Notes Used by Dr. William H. Gibson, grandfather of donor. Gibson graduated from University of Louisville Medical School in 1907. He returned home to Lerose in Owsley County to practise, later moving to Booneville in the 1920s. Gibson also owned a farm and was president of Farmers State Bank from 1931-1953.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Gibson, Dr. William H.
Subjects Medical equipment & supplies
Medicine
Search Terms Booneville (Ky.)
Owsley County (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS