G. VITAL DURAND
To the editor: The review by Young (1) on the implementation of SI units was thorough and didactic. It is a valuable contribution to improved communication among professionals and scientists. In the case of medicine, precise and specific information may prove lifesaving. Therefore it is unfortunate that a common mistake has been endorsed by the author. Litre is to be abbreviated as small l, not capital L (2, 3).
DURAND GV. Correction: The SI Symbol for "Litre". Ann Intern Med. ;107:265. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-2-265_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(2):265.
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