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Practice of Medicine


  WB 1-117 Reference Works. General Works
  WB 120-130 Home Health Care. Works about Medicine for the Layperson
  WB 141-293 Diagnosis
      WB 141-142 General Diagnosis
      WB 143-182 Signs and Symptoms
      WB 200-288 Physical Diagnosis
      WB 290-293 Medical History. Clinical Reports
  WB 300-962 Therapeutics
      WB 300-391 General Therapeutics
      WB 400-449 Diet Therapy and Nutrition Therapy
      WB 460-556 Physical and Occupational Therapy
      WB 700-760 Medical Climatology
      WB 880-962 Complementary and Alternative Therapies


Reference Works. General Works

 
WB 1
Organizations. Societies (General or not elsewhere classified) (Cutter from name of organization or society) (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Includes membership lists issued serially or separately. Classify directories in WB 22. Classify annual reports, journals, etc. in W1. For academies and institutes, see WB 23-24.
 
Collected works (on clinical medicine, diagnosis, special therapeutic systems)
Classify collected works on a specific subject with the subject. Cf. W5-7 on the medical profession.
WB 5
By several authors
WB 7
By individual authors
 
WB 9
Addresses. Essays. Lectures (General)
 
[WB 11]
[This number not used]
History of a specific topic is classed with the topic. Classify the history of medical practice in WZ.
 
WB 13
Encyclopedias
Classify dictionaries in W 13.
 
WB 15
Classification. Terminology
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify works that consist of general medical nomenclature or terminology in W 15.
 
WB 16
Tables. Statistics
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WB 17
Atlases. Pictorial works
(e.g., those on special devices or forms of therapy, such as Acupuncture.)
Cf. QZ 17 for tissue pathology of disease.
 
WB 18
Education
Classify here materials on education in the special systems of therapeutics or other topics specific to this schedule. Classify materials on general medical education in W 18.
 
WB 18.2
Educational materials
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify here educational materials, e.g., outlines, questions and answers, programmed instruction, catalogs, computer-assisted instruction, etc., regardless of format. Classify textbooks, regardless of format, by subject.
 
WB 22
Directories (of health resorts and/or special systems of therapeutics) (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WB 22.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
Academies, institutes, etc.
Classify works on research laboratories in general in W 23-24. Classify works on clinical laboratories in general in QY 23-24. Classify works on specific types of laboratories in the appropriate schedule, e.g., hospital laboratories in WX 207.
WB 23
Collective
WB 24
Individual (Cutter from name of institution)
 
WB 25
Technique of research in internal medicine
Classify works on technique of research limited to a particular subject with the subject.
 
WB 26
Equipment and supplies
Classify medical and surgical supply and instrument catalogs in W 26. Classify works on self help devices in WB 320.
 
[WB 26.5]
[This number not used]
Classify works on medical informatics, data processing or computers used in medicine in W 26.5 or by subject.
 
Hospitals, dispensaries and clinics for specialized types of therapy, e.g., Homeopathy. Diathermy. Hydrotherapy
Classify works on general hospitals in WX; others in specialty numbers.
WB 27
Collective (Table G)
WB 27.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
WB 28
Individual (Cutter from name of hospital) (Table G)
 
Museums, exhibitions, etc.
WB 28.5
Collective
WB 28.6
Individual (Cutter from name of museum, etc.)
 
WB 29
Rehabilitation centers. Residential facilities. Sheltered workshops
Cf. WM 29-29.1 Mental health facilities.
 
WB 32
Laws relating to special systems of therapeutics (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WB 32.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WB 33
Discussion of law (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WB 33.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WB 39
Handbooks. Resource guides
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WB 50
Medical practice (Table G)
Includes works dealing with private practice. Classify works on health services in general in W 84-84.3.
WB 50.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WB 55
Traditional medicine (General or not elsewhere classified)
Classify here works dealing with traditional medicine as currently practiced. Use WZ for the history of traditional medicine.
WB 55.A3
African traditional medicine
WB 55.A7
Arabic medicine
WB 55.A9
Ayurvedic medicine
WB 55.C4
Chinese traditional medicine
WB 55.F3
Far East traditional medicine
WB 55.K3
Kampo medicine
WB 55.K6
Korean traditional medicine
WB 55.M6
Mongolian traditional medicine
WB 55.T5
Tibetan traditional medicine
WB 55.U5
Unani medicine
 
WB 60
Bioethics. Clinical ethics. Clinical ethics committees
Classify works on hospital clinical ethics committees in WX 150.
 
WB 65
Euthanasia. Assisted suicide
 
WB 100
General works
 
WB 101
Ambulatory care (General)
Cf. WX 205 Hospital outpatient clinics, ambulatory care facilities.
 
WB 102
Clinical medicine
WB 102.5
Evidence-based practice
 
WB 103
Behavioral medicine
 
WB 104
Medical psychology
 
WB 105
Emergency medicine. Medical emergencies
Classify works on emergency hospital service in WX 215; on first aid in WA 292.
 
WB 107
Wilderness medicine
 
WB 110
General practice (including family practice)
Classify works on general or family practice as a specialty in W 89.
 
WB 112
Osteopathic medicine
 
WB 113
Integrative medicine
 
WB 115
Internal medicine
 
WB 116
Military medicine
 
WB 117
Medical uses of non-ionizing radiation (General)
Cf. WB 288 for diagnostic use; WB 480 for therapeutic use.


Home Health Care. Works about Medicine for the Layperson

 
WB 120
Household medical books. Self-care for the layperson
Classify works about consumer health information at WA 590.
 
WB 130
General works for laypersons
Classify here works on general medicine for a non-medical audience.


Diagnosis


General Diagnosis

 
WB 141
General works
Cf. QY 4 General works on clinical pathology.
 
WB 141.4
Health status
 
WB 141.5
Differential diagnosis
 
WB 142
Prognosis. Monitoring


Signs and Symptoms

 
WB 143
Signs and symptoms
WB 146
Asthenia. Cachexia. Fatigue
WB 152
Chills. Fever
WB 158
Dehydration. Edema
WB 176
Pain
WB 182
Syncope. Coma


Physical Diagnosis

 
WB 200
Physical diagnosis (General)
WB 205
Technique of physical examination
WB 270
Temperature
WB 275
Inspection. Palpation
WB 278
Auscultation. Percussion
WB 280
Blood pressure
WB 282
Pulse
WB 284
Respiration
WB 286
Body weights and measures
WB 288
Diagnostic uses of non-ionizing radiation
 
[WB 289]
[This number not used]
Classify diagnostic use of ultrasonics in WN 208.


Medical History. Clinical Reports

 
WB 290
Medical history taking
Classify works on medical record libraries and hospital records in WX 173.
 
WB 293
Collections of clinical case reports
Classify here miscellaneous collections. Classify case reports limited to one disease with the disease.


Therapeutics


General Therapeutics

 
WB 300
General works
 
WB 305
Instructions or non-drug prescriptions for devices or therapy (General)
Classify specific devices or therapies by subject.
 
WB 310
Hospice care. Palliative care. Terminal care
Cf. W 85.5 Right to die; WY 152 Nursing care of terminal patients.
 
WB 320
Rehabilitation of the disabled (General)
Classify here works on physical and medical rehabilitation in general as well as those that include educational, social, and vocational rehabilitation. Classify works on specific types, by type, e.g., Physical therapy WB 460. Classify works with no medical slant in HD 7255-7256.
 
WB 325
Aftercare
Cf. WM 29-29.1 for mental patients; WO 183 Postoperative care; WY 100 Nursing care.
 
WB 327
Self care
 
WB 330
Drug therapy
Cf. QV Pharmacology.
 
WB 340
Drug Administration
WB 342
Inhalation. Intranasal
WB 344
Rectal
WB 346
Cutaneous
WB 350
Oral. Enteral
WB 354
Injections. Infusions
 
WB 356
Blood transfusion
 
WB 365
Various other therapeutic and diagnostic procedures (General or not elsewhere classified)
WB 369
Acupuncture. Acupuncture therapy. Moxibustion
WB 369.5
Specific techniques, A-Z
WB 369.5.A17
Acupressure
WB 369.5.A18
Acupuncture Analgesia
WB 369.5.E2
Ear acupuncture
WB 369.5.E4
Electroacupuncture
WB 369.5.M5
Meridians. Acupuncture points
WB 369.5.M9
Moxibustion
WB 371
Cupping. Counterirritation
(e.g., Mustard plasters)
WB 373
Punctures (General or not elsewhere classified)
 
[WB 375]
[This number not used]
WB 377
Spinal, cisternal and ventricular puncture
WB 379
Biopsy
WB 381
Phlebotomy. Bloodletting
WB 391
Tissue therapy. Organotherapy


Diet Therapy and Nutrition Therapy


WB 400
Dietetics. Diet therapy. Nutrition therapy
Classify works on diets to be used with particular diseases with the disease, e.g., atherogenic diet in WG 550. Classify works on normal dietary practice in QT 235. Classify works on nutrition and food values in QU 145-145.5. Classify works on diet therapy in children in WS 366. Classify works on nutrition therapy in children in WS 115-130; in the aged WT 115.
WB 405
Dietary cookbooks (General)
WB 410
Special methods of feeding, e.g., parenteral; tube
WB 420
Fasting
WB 422
Macrobiotic diet
WB 424
Low sodium diets. Salt-free diets. Dietary use in health and disease
WB 425
Fat control
Classify works on reducing diets in WD 210-212.
WB 426
Meat diets. Protein control
WB 427
Carbohydrate control
WB 428
Milk diets. Calcium control
WB 430
Vegetable diets. Fruit diets
WB 431
Cereals. Grains. Seeds. Breads
WB 432
Raw food diets
WB 433
Beverages
WB 438
Coffee. Tea. Chocolate
WB 442
Water. Mineral waters
Classify general works on hydrotherapy in WB 520.
WB 444
Wines. Liquors. Cordials. Beer
WB 447
Miscellaneous food preparations
(e.g., Yeast)
WB 449
Diet fads (Critical and historical material)
Classify here critical and historical works.


Physical and Occupational Therapy

 
WB 460
Physical medicine. Physical therapy
WB 469
Heat therapy. Induced hyperthermia
WB 473
Cryotherapy. Therapeutic use of cold
WB 480
Ultraviolet therapy. Sunlight. Light therapy
WB 495
Electric stimulation therapy. Magnetic field therapy
WB 510
Diathermy
WB 515
Ultrasonic therapy
WB 520
Hydrotherapy (General)
WB 525
Balneology
WB 535
Musculoskeletal manipulations (General or not elsewhere classified)
WB 537
Massage
WB 541
Exercise therapy
Cf. QT 255 Physical education
WB 543
Breathing exercises
WB 545
Rest. Relaxation
Classify works on hygienic aspects of rest and relaxation in QT 265.
 
WB 550
Therapeutic use of music
Classify works on therapeutic use of music in psychiatry in WM 450.5.M8.
 
WB 555
Occupational therapy
Classify works on occupational therapy in psychiatry in WM 450.5.O2.
 
WB 556
Recreation therapy
Classify works on recreation therapy in psychotherapy in WM 450.5.R4.


Medical Climatology

 
WB 700
Medical geography. Geography of disease
WB 710
Diseases of geographic areas
WB 720
Diseases of ethnic groups (General or not elsewhere classified)
Classify here works on diseases that are associated primarily with a particular ethnic group, when treated as such. Classify works on general health problems of ethnic groups in WA 300-305. Classify works on specific diseases with the disease.
 
WB 750
Climatotherapy
Cf. WF 330 Climatotherapy of pulmonary tuberculosis.
 
WB 760
Health resorts (Table G)
Includes history.
WB 760.1
General coverage (Not Table G)


Complementary and Alternative Therapies

 
WB 880
Mind-body interactions. Mental healing
Classify works on history in WB 900.
WB 885
Spiritual therapies
Classify works on history in WB 900. Cf. WM 427 for spiritual therapies used in psychotherapy.
 
WB 890
Complementary therapies (General or not elsewhere classified)
Classify works on cupping in WB 371; on diet fads in WB 449; on vegetarianism in WB 430; on mental healing in WB 880-885. Classify works on a specific disease with the disease.
WB 900
History (General or not elsewhere classified below)
WB 903
Anthroposophy (used in medicine)
Includes history. Cf. BP 595-597 General works.
WB 905
Chiropractic
WB 905.6
History and philosophy
WB 905.7
Chiropractic as a profession. Ethics. Peer review
Classify works on education in WB 18.
WB 905.8
Diagnosis
WB 905.9
Therapeutics
WB 920
Eclecticism
Includes history.
WB 925
Herbal medicine. Phytotherapy
Includes history.
WB 930
Homeopathy
Includes history.
WB 935
Naturopathy
Includes history.
WB 940
Osteopathic manipulation
Classify works on history in WZ.
WB 960
Radiesthesia
Includes history.
WB 962
Reflexotherapy
Includes history.



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