Science Birthdays, August 4

Today is the birthday of Carl Wunderlich, he is known for his measurement of the mean healthy human body temperature of 37degrees C, or 98.6 degrees F, although today it is more accurately measured at 36.8 C or 98.2 Fahrenheit.

It is also the birthday of Sir William Hamilton, born in 1805, he reformulated Newtonian mechanics to Hamiltonian mechanics, he died in 1865 at the age of 60.


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