I am somewhat concerned about the potential adoption of the SI system (International System of Units) reported by the Committee on Hospital Care in the March 1980 issue of Pediatrics.

As a benighted practicing pediatrician I have enough difficulty engulfing the voluminous scientific literature; ingesting the significant nutritious wheat while regurgitating the indigestible chaff and repetitious non-nutritious pap. The introduction of an unfamiliar system of unit measurement into the literature will make this obligation even more difficult.

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