An investigation into the accuracy of different types of thermometers.

@article{Dowding2002AnII,
  title={An investigation into the accuracy of different types of thermometers.},
  author={Dawn W. Dowding and Sarah A Freeman and Suzanne Nimmo and Danielle M Smith and Mik Wisniewski},
  journal={Professional nurse},
  year={2002},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={166-8}
}
The traditional mercury-in-glass thermometer carries the potential risk of glass breakage and mercury spillage and health-care professionals have sought an alternative. This study examined the accuracy of three other types of temperature-measurement device--disposable, digital and tympanic--when compared with standard mercury thermometer readings.