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This manual also provides a comprehensive list of units, symbols, abbreviations, and other style conventions; it should be consulted by American and Canadian authors and institutional editorial offices when preparing papers for submission to British journals.
The American physician or medical scientist who wishes to explore the implications for his work of a wider adoption of the International System of Units should acquire a more thorough knowledge of its units, conventions, and the principles guiding its use than he can get from any of the references cited above. Complete formal descriptions of the International System are available in two inexpensive
Units, Symbols, and Abbreviations. A Guide for Biological and Medical Editors and Authors.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:339. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-76-2-339_4
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