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Category H - Natural Science Disciplines and Health Occupations

Indexing Principles

The terms in this category can only be used for the field or discipline. Check the annotations at specific terms for guidance.

Many of the discipline headings in Category H have disease counterparts in Category C. Reserve the Category H term for articles about the particular field. Use the disease term for articles about the diseases and do not add the Category H term as a coordinate.

Category H Discipline Term Disease Term
DERMATOLOGY SKIN DISEASES
RHEUMATOLOGY RHEUMATIC DISEASES
HEMATOLOGY HEMATOLOGIC DISEASES
Rheumatology an expanding specialty
*RHEUMATOLOGY

Diagnosis of rheumatic diseases
RHEUMATIC DISEASES /*diag
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