USA May Finally Adopt The Millimeter to Save Children

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    Jul 16, 2014 3:37 AM GMT
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    NYT: A spoonful of medicine may endanger a child. Many professional associations have begun recommending that a uniform unit be adopted for medicines: the milliliter.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/15/a-spoonful-of-medicine-may-put-children-at-risk/?ref=health
  • coolarmydude

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    Jul 16, 2014 3:44 AM GMT
    Another shit storm for the stubborn.
  • tj85016

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    Jul 16, 2014 10:21 AM GMT
    lol it's funny, in engineering school ('76-'80) we had to work problems in both systems (English and metric), then in business school ('82-'84) everything was in Englsih.

    Even Yankee Stadium had outfield distances painted in feet and meters then - it didn't take
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    Jul 16, 2014 2:46 PM GMT
    most American are soooo bad at math.
  • Apparition

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    Jul 19, 2014 3:31 PM GMT
    Metric measurements end in RE not ER, like most french words. That is step one on the learning curve of joining the real world. To remember, metric comes from METRE drop the E and add IC.

    metre
    Litre

    With the various prefixes, changing steps in orders of 10.