Conversion Tables -- Part I

December 1971
Clinical Pediatrics;Dec1971 Supplement, Vol. 10 Issue S1, p303
Academic Journal
The article presents conversion tables that are significant in the field of pediatrics. Basic values for body weight include: 1 ounce = 28.4 grams; 1/2 pound = 230 (228.5) grams or 0.23 kg; 1 pound = 455 grams or 0.45 kg; 100 grams = 3.5 ounces; and 1 kilogram (1,000 grams) = 2.2 pounds. For body length, basic values include: 1 inch = 2.54 cm; I foot = 30.5 cm; I cm = 0.39 (0.394) inch; and 10 cm = 3.94 inches. With children, and especially with infants and smaller children, supplying the needed dosage of a drug according to body surface area has been found to be much more satisfactory than doing this in terms of body weight, body height, or months or years of age.


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