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# Conversion Tables -- Part I

PUB. DATE
December 1971
SOURCE
Clinical Pediatrics;Dec1971 Supplement, Vol. 10 Issue S1, p303
SOURCE TYPE
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
17091109

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