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apothecary weights that are no longer used
Out dated or obsolete units of mass, formerly used in pharmacies:
- Twenty grains equal one scruple.
- Three scruples equal one dram.
- Eight drams equal an apothecary's ounce; oz apoth.
- Twelve such ounces equal an apothecary's pound; lb apoth.
There are 7,000 grains in one pound avoirdupois or 0.454 kilograms.