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February 4, 1974

Millimetric Misadventure

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Newtonville, Mass

JAMA. 1974;227(5):558. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230180056027

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To the Editor.—  I expect that the author "cut one-half inch sections of the endotracheal tube" and "pulled the tube back for two inches." I would submit that your translation into the metric system was mathematically correct but scientifically ridiculous.