Search this site. Rectal Temperature Stories. The human rectum is about 12 cm long. Iolanthe - to 12 April This is the story of a very special lady who shared my life for eight and a half years and whose name I adopted for Flickr and Fotolog as a tribute. Iolanthe came to stay with me in November
Rectal thermometry is taking a person's temperature by inserting a thermometer into the rectum via the anus. Thus, it is often used sparingly and primarily on infants, children, or adults for whom taking an oral temperature would risk injury e. The precise history of rectal thermometry is largely unknown, but medical thermometers have long been made in a tube shape that fits into the anus. Medical literature shows the practice dating back to at least the 18th century, and it is probable that rectal thermometry was thought to be a safer alternative to oral temperature-taking, due to the use of mercury and other toxic chemicals in early thermometers.
Let me tell you a story about my medical experience I call it:. Rectal Thermometer Examination. During through?
Author's note: This is a story that I started a few months ago and never finished. Looking back on it, the problem was that the incident was very brief and left me unsatisfied. It was a good start but there was no resolution.