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The SI for American Medicine

The SI for American Medicine Abstract A revolutionary change in the reporting of biologic measurements has gradually been evolving. We asked Edward Powsner, MD, to provide our readers with a commentary on these changes. All of the American Medical Association journals will be using the following schedule in the transition from current units to the SI: Beginning in July 1986 we will report the old units with the SI units in parentheses; in July 1987 we will report the SI units first with the old units in parentheses; and from July 1988 onward we will report only SI units.—Ed. References 1. Barclay WR: Medicine, metrication, and SI units . JAMA 1980;224:241-242.Crossref 2. Lehmann HP: SI units . CRC Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci 1979;10:147-170.Crossref 3. Dybkaer R, Jorgensen K: Quantities & Units in Clinical Chemistry Including Recommendation 1966 of the Commission on Clinical Chemistry of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and of the International Federation for Clinical Chemistry . Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1967. 4. Beeler MF: Metrication from crawl to walk . Am J Clin Pathol 1976;65:19-20. 5. Young DS: SI units for clinical laboratory data . JAMA 1978;240:1618-1621.Crossref 6. Copeland BE, Beautyman W, Bradley R, et al: Study committee to evaluate changes in units of clinical chemistry tests . N Engl J Med 1975; 293:43-44.Crossref 7. Howanitz PJ: Global comparisons of quality control data . Pathologist 1983;37:237-238. 8. Rose JC: Pressures on the millimeter of mercury . N Engl J Med 1978;298:1361-1364.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1986 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1986.02140160015015
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Abstract

Abstract A revolutionary change in the reporting of biologic measurements has gradually been evolving. We asked Edward Powsner, MD, to provide our readers with a commentary on these changes. All of the American Medical Association journals will be using the following schedule in the transition from current units to the SI: Beginning in July 1986 we will report the old units with the SI units in parentheses; in July 1987 we will report the SI units first with the old units in parentheses; and from July 1988 onward we will report only SI units.—Ed. References 1. Barclay WR: Medicine, metrication, and SI units . JAMA 1980;224:241-242.Crossref 2. Lehmann HP: SI units . CRC Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci 1979;10:147-170.Crossref 3. Dybkaer R, Jorgensen K: Quantities & Units in Clinical Chemistry Including Recommendation 1966 of the Commission on Clinical Chemistry of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and of the International Federation for Clinical Chemistry . Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1967. 4. Beeler MF: Metrication from crawl to walk . Am J Clin Pathol 1976;65:19-20. 5. Young DS: SI units for clinical laboratory data . JAMA 1978;240:1618-1621.Crossref 6. Copeland BE, Beautyman W, Bradley R, et al: Study committee to evaluate changes in units of clinical chemistry tests . N Engl J Med 1975; 293:43-44.Crossref 7. Howanitz PJ: Global comparisons of quality control data . Pathologist 1983;37:237-238. 8. Rose JC: Pressures on the millimeter of mercury . N Engl J Med 1978;298:1361-1364.Crossref

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1986

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