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A Metric America reviews the history of the metric system in the United States; discusses arguments for and against the metric system and customary units; estimates the problems and advantages in metrication; considers the arguments for and against planned metrication in the United States, including costs and benefits; describes British and Japanese experience with metrication; and, finally, recommends that the United States go metric in planned phases and schedules. The first appendix reviews the conduct of the study; the second is a bibliography of U.S. Government documents on metrication, official reports of other governments, and other references; and the third
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A Metric America: A Decision Whose Time Has Come.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:338. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-2-338_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(2):338.
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