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Weights Measures Conversions

Apothecary System
By Linda Campbell
Oct 27, 2002, 10:56pm

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The Apothecary System

Weight

20 grains 1 scruple
3 scruples 1 dram
8 drams 1 ounce
3 scruples 60 grains (gr)
1 ounce 480 gr
1 pound 5,760 gr

 

Volume

1 fluid dram 60  minims (m)
8 fluid dram 1 fluid ounces (fl.oz)
1 fl. oz 480 m = 8 fl. drams
1 pint (pt) 7680 m = 16 fl. oz
1 quart(qt) 2 pt.
1 gallon 4 qt
Approximate equivalents of milligrams (mg) and grains (gr)
0.2 mg 1/300 gr
0.3 mg 1/200 gr
0.4 mg 1/150 gr
0.5 mg 1/120 gr
1 mg 1/60 gr
3 mg 1/20 gr
6 mg 1/10 gr
10 mg 1/6 gr
15 mg 1/4 gr
25 mg 3/8 gr
30 mg 1/2 gr
60 mg 1 gr
120 mg 2 gr
200 mg 3 gr
300 mg 5 gr
500 mg 7 1/2 gr
600 mg 10 gr
1000 mg 15 gr
   

 

Approximate equivalents of grams (gm) and grains (gr)
0.0002 gm 1/300 gr
0.0003 gm 1/200 gr
0.0004 gm 1/150 gr
0.0005 gm 1/120 gr
0.0006 gm 1/100 gr
0.001 gm 1/60 gr
0.01 gm 1/6 gr
0.015 gm 1/4 gr
0.025 gm 3/8 gr
0.03 gm 1/2 gr
0.06 gm 1 gr
0.12 gm 2 gr
0.2 gm 3 gr
0.3 gm 5 gr
0.5 gm 7.5 gr
0.6 gm 10 gr
1 gm 15 gr

 


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