rule, Clark's

rule, Clark's, a formula used to estimate the dosage of a drug for individuals whose weight varies significantly from the arbitrarily selected official standard of 150 pounds (67.5 kg). The dose is calculated by dividing the weight of the patient by 150 and multiplying by the dose to determine the current dose for a patient weighing more or less than 150 pounds.
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As in the rest of Where Men are Wives and Women Rule, Clark's discussion of sacrifice could have profited from ethnographic interviews in which practitioners would have been able to corroborate or dismiss the claims of the theorists and critics the author utilizes.