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February 27, 1926

ENGLISH WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

JAMA. 1926;86(9):644. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670350054027

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —Under "Current Comment," The Journal, February 6, page 422, the editorial writer of a Brazilian journal is quoted as saying: "When one tries to reduce English dosage to our own, this involves a series of steps, if not difficult, at least time consuming and bothersome." To the average country doctor, the metric system is meaningless, and for him to fathom it would be "bothersome." Until our nation adopts the metric system, and all weights and measurements are required to be made by it and all scales changed to that requirement, let us at least use the double system in our medical writings.

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