In August 1968 the Congress authorized the Secretary of Commerce, in Public Law 90-072, "to make a study to determine advantages and disadvantages of increased use of the metric system in the United States" (1).
The U.S. Metric Study thus authorized was conducted by the National Bureau of Standards. Among the evidence gathered in the course of the study were opinions on the desirability of a metric changeover and estimates of the cost-benefits that might ensue from the change. Over 700 trade, consumer, labor, and professional associations were invited to give their views on the issue (2); most of them
H. E. Metric Medicine for a Metric America. Ann Intern Med. ;76:138–139. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-1-138
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(1):138-139.
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