MARK THOMAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK THOMAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Measuring body temperature. Surgeon using an infrared thermometer in the ear of a nurse to measure her body temperature. The tip of the probe, placed inside the ear canal, measures the infrared energy emitted from the eardrum and surrounding tissues. Such thermometers allow the body temperatures of patients to be obtained quickly and easily with minimum discomfort. Photographed in the UK.
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