Adapted Clinical Thermometer Designed by Galileo

Santorio Santorio adapted the clinical thermometer based on Galileo Galilei’s design in 1612. Santorio, a medical theory professor at the University of Padua, Italy adapted timekeeping mechanisms to make the first pulse clock in 1602. Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Delmedigo of Prague (Joseph Solomon), Galileo’s student from Prague, described the thermometer designs in his book Maayan Ganim as an air thermometer with an open-ended tube partially filled with liquid and another sealed liquid thermometer filled with a floating ball.

      1612, 1602, 1629
      Santorio Santorio
      Medical theory professor
      University of Padua, Italy

Additional Information:

  • Santorio Santorio – Wikipedia
    Santorio Santorio (29 March 1561 – 22 February 1636), also called Sanctorio Sanctorio, Santorio Santorii, Sanctorius of Padua, Sanctorio Sanctorius and …
  • The History of the Thermometer – ThoughtCo
    Apr 17, 2017 – Today, Galileo’s invention is called the Galileo Thermometer, even though by … It was perhaps the first crude clinical thermometer, as it was designed to be … Both Galilei’s and Santorio’s instruments were not very accurate. … Fahrenheit based his temperature scale on the temperature of the human body.
  • Who invented the thermometer – Brannan Thermometers
    The first recorded thermometer was produced by the Italian, Santorio Santorio … Galileo Galilei is often claimed to be the inventor of the thermometer. … By international agreement in 1948 Cristin’s adapted scale became known as …
  • Santorio Santorio | Italian physician |
    Santorio was a graduate of the University of Padua (M.D., 1582), where he. … colleagues, the astronomer Galileo Galilei and the anatomist Hieronymus Fabricius ab … and he adapted several of Galileo’s inventions to medical practice, resulting in his development of a clinical thermometer (1612) and a pulse clock (1602).

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