An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15951 entries, 13922 authors and 1934 subjects. Updated: November 30, 2023

WUNDERLICH, Carl Reinhold August

2 entries
  • 6386

Geschichte der Medicin.

Stuttgart: Ebner & Seubert, 1859.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 2677

Das Verhalten der Eigenwärme in Krankheiten.

Leipzig: O. Wigand, 1868.

This work on temperature in disease laid the foundation of modern knowledge regarding clinical thermometry. Wunderlich reportedly took over a million measurements from 25,000 people. Temperatures ranged from 97.2 to 99.5, and the mean normal human body temperature was 98.6. Wunderlich also established 100.4 degrees as “probably febrile.” Garrison said of Wunderlich that he “found fever a disease and left it a symptom.” The New Sydenham Society published an English translation, On the temperature in diseases: A manual of medical mhermometry, in 1871.

Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Medical Instruments › Thermometer, PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS