Is the Average Human Body Temperature Still 98.6?

If you’ve ever taken your temperature, or your child’s temperature, at home, chances are you’re expecting 98.6 to show up on the thermometer, unless there’s a fever at play. A temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius) has been widely considered the normal average human body temperature for years. In fact, German physician Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich was the first to determine average human body temperature back in 1851, after taking the temperature...

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