10

Millimeters

=

1

Centimeter.

10

Centimeters

=

1

Decimeter.

10

Decimeters

=

1

Meter.

10

Meters

=

1

Dekameter.

10

Dekameters

=

1

Hectometer.

10

Hectometers

=

1

Kilometer.

Table of Capacity.

10

Millilitres

=

1

Centilitre.

10

Centilitres

=

1

Decilitre.

10

Decilitres

=

1

Litre.

10

Litres

=

1

Dekalitre.

10

Dekalitres

=

1

Hectolitre.

10

Hectolitres

=

1

Kilolitre.

The Millilitre is more frequently expressed by its volumetric equivalent, the cubic centimeter and abbreviated to c. c, and the Litre is almost as frequently expressed by 1,000 c. c.

Table of Weights.

10 Milligrams

=

1

Centigram.

10 Centigrams

=

1

Decigram.

10 Decigrams

=

1

Gramme.

10 Grammes

=

1

Dekagramme.

10 Dekagrammes

=

1

Hectogramme.

10 Hectogrammes

=

1

Kilogram (Kilo).

In prescriptions grammes and fractions of a gramme are used in weighing solids, and cubic centimeters in measuring liquids.

gm.

A gramme is written

1. gm.

or

1.

and

read one gram.

A decigramme is written

.1 gm.

or

.10

and

read, best, ten centigrams.

A centigramme is written

.01 gm

or

.01

and :

read one centigram.

A milligramme is written

.001 gm.

or

.001

and

is read one milligram.

c. c. A cubic centimeter is written 1. c. c. or 1. and read one cubic centimeter.

The Old System. Troy or Apothecaries' Table.

1 pound (lb. i)

=

12

ounces (3 xii)

=

1

ounce (Uncia).

1 ounce (3 i)

=

8

drachms (3viii)

=

1

pound (Libra).

1 drachm (3i)

=

60

grains (gr. lx)

=

1

drachm (Drachma).

Wine or Apothecaries' Measure.

1 pint (Oi)

=

16 fluid ounces (fl. 3 xvi pint (Octarius).

=

1

1 fluid ounce (fl. 3 i)

-

8 fluid drachms (fl. 3 viii) fluid ounce (Fluiduncia).

=

1

1 fluid drachm (fl. 3 i)

=

60 minims (M lx) fluid drachm (Fluiddrachma)

=

1

Table of the Approximate Equivalents of the Two

Systems.

gm

c. c.

1 grain

(gr. i) =

approximately

.0G5

=

65 milligrammes = 1 grain.

1 minim

(M i) =

approximately

.065

=

65 /1000 of a cubic centimetre = 1 minim.

15 grains

(gr.xv)

= approximately

1.

=

1 gramme = 15 grains.

gm.

c. c

15 minims (M xv) = approximately

1.

= 1 cubic centimetre = 15 minims.

1 drachm (3 i) = approximately

4.

= 4 grammes = 1 drachm.

1 fluid drachm (fl. 3i) = approximately,

4.

= 4 cubic centimeters = 1 fluid drachm.

1 ounce ( 3 i ) - approximately

30.

= 30 grammes = 1 ounce.

1 fluid ounce (fl. 3 i) - approximately,

30.

= 30 cubic centimeters = 1 fluid ounce.

1 quart

-

approximately

1000.

c. c.

or one litre.

1 pint

-

approximately

500.

c. c.

1 teaspoonful

-

approximately

5.

c. c.