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R - Medicine

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R General Medicine.
RA Public Aspects of Medicine.
RB Pathology.
RC Internal Medicine.
RD Surgery.
RE Opthalmology.
RF Ear, Nose, and Throat.
RG Gynecology, Obstetrics.
RJ Pediatrics.
RK Dentistry.
RL Dermatology.
RM Therapeutics, Pharmacology.
RS Pharmacy.
RT Nursing.
RV Botanic, Eclectic Medicine.
RX Homeopathy.
RZ Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Mental Healing.

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Detailed Call Number Ranges for Section: R - Medicine

R 5-920 Medicine (General)
5-130.5 General Works
131-687 History of Medicine, Medical Expeditions
690-697 Medicine as a Profession, Physicians
702-703 Medicine and Disease in Relation to Histroy, Literature, etc.
713-713.97 Directories
722-722.32 Missionary Medicine, Medical Missionaries
723-726 Medical Philosophy, Medical Ethics
726.5-726.8 Medicine and Disease in Relation to Psychology, Terminal Care, Dying
727-727.8 Physician and the Public
728-733 Practice of Medicine, Medical Practice Economics
735-854 Medical Education, Medical Schools, Research
856-857 Biomedical Engineering, Electronics, Instrumentation
858-859.7 Computer Applications to Medicine
864 Medical Records
895-920 Medical Physics, Medical Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
RA 1-1270 Public Aspects of Medicine
1-418.5 Medicine and the State
396 Regulation of Medical Education, Licensure
398 Registration of Physicians, Pharmacists, etc.
399 Regulation of Medical Practice, Evaluation and Quality Control of Medical Care
405 Death Certification
407-409.5 Medical Statistics and Surveys
410-410.9 Medical Economics, Economics of Medical Care
411-415 Provisions for Personal Medical Care, Medical Care Plans
418-418.5 Medicine and Society, Social Medicine, Medical Sociology
421-790.85 Public Health, Hygiene, Preventive Medicine
428-428.5 Public Health Laboratories, Institutes, etc.
440-440.85 Study and Teaching, Research
565-600 Environmental Health (including sewage disposal, air pollution, nuisances, water supply)
601-602 Food and Food Supply in Relation to Public Health
604-618 Parks, Public Baths, Public Carriers, Buildings, etc.
619-636.7 Disposal of the Dead, Undertaking, Cemeteries
638 Immunity and Immunization in Relation to Public Health
639-642 Transmission of Disease
643-645 Disease and Public Health
645.3-645.37 Home Health Care Services
645.5-645.9 Emergency Medical Services
646-648.3 War and Public Health
648.5-766 Epidemics, Epidemology, Quarantine, Disinfection
771-771.7 Rural Health and Hygiene (including clothing, bathing, exercise, travel, nutrition, sleep, sex hygiene)
790-790.85 Mental Health
791-954 Medical Geography, Medical Climatology and Meteorology
960-999 Medical Centers, Hospitals, Dispensaries, Clinics (including ambulance service and nursing homes)
1001-1171 Forensic Medicine, Medical Jurisprudence, Legal Medicine
1190-1270 Toxiciology, Poisons
RB 1-214 Pathology
1-17 General Works
24-33 Pathology Anatomy and Histology
37-56 Clinical Pathology, Laboratory Technique
57 Post-Mortem Examination, Autopsies
127-150 Manifestation of Disease
151-214 Theories of Disease, Etiology, Pathogenesis
RC 31-1245 Internal Medicine, Practice of Medicine
49-52 Psychosomatic Medicine
71-78.7 Examination, Diagnosis (including radiography)
81-82 Popular Medicine
86-88.9 Medical Emergencies, Critical Care, Intensive Care, First Aid
91-103 Diseases Due to Physical and Chemical Agents
110-216 Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
251 Constitutional Diseases (General)
254-282 Neoplasms, Tumors, Oncology (including cancer and carcinogens)
306-320.5 Tuberculosis
321-571 Neurology and Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry
346-429 Neurology, Diseases of the Nervous System (including speech disorders)
435-571 Psychiatry
475-489 Therapeutics, Psychotherapy
490-499 Hypnotism and Hypnosis, Suggestion Therapy
500-510 Psychoanalysis
512-571 Psychopathology
512-528 Psychoses
530-552 Neuroses
554-569.5 Personality Disorders, Behavior Problems (including sexual problems, drug abuse, suicide, child abuse)
569.7-571 Mental Retardation
581-951 Specialties of Internal Medicine
581-607 Immunologic Diseases, Allergy
620-627 Nutritional Diseases, Deficiency Diseases
627.5-632 Metabolic Diseases
633-647.5 Diseases of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs
648-665 Diseases of the Endocrine Glands
666-701 Diseases of the Circulatory (Cardiovascular) System
705-779 Diseases of the Respiratory System
799-869 Diseases of the Digestive System, Gastroenterology
870-923 Diseases of the Genitourinary System, Urology
924-924.5 Diseases of the Connective Tissues
925-935 Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
952-954.6 Geriatrics
955-962 Arctic and Tropical Medicine
963-969 Industrial Medicine, Industrial Hygiene
970-1015 Military Medicine, Naval Medicine
1030-1160 Transportation Medicine (including automotive, aviation, and space medicine)
1200-1245 Sports Medicine
RD 1-811 Surgery
1-31.7 General Works
32-33.9 Operative Surgery, Technique of Surgical Operations
49-52 Surgical Therapeutics, Preoperative and Postoperative Care
57 Surgical Pathology
58 Reparative Processes After Operations (Physiological)
59 Surgical Shock, Traumatic Shock
63-76 Operating Rooms and Theaters, Instruments, Apparatus, and Appliances
78.3-87.3 Anesthesiology
91-91.5 Asepsis and Antisepsis, Sterilization (Operative)
92-97.8 Emergency Surgery, Wounds and Injuries
98-98.4 Surgical Complications
99-99.35 Surgical Nursing
101-103 Fractures (General)
118-120.5 Plastic Surgery, Repatative Surgery
120.7-129.5 Transplantation of Organs, Tissues, etc.
130 Prosthesis, Artificial Organs
150-498 Military and Naval Surgery
520-599.5 Surgery by Region, System, or Organ
651-678 Neoplasms, Tumors, Oncology
680-688 Diseases of the Locomotor System (Surgical Treatment)
701-811 Orthopedics
792-811 Physical Rehabilitation
RE 1-994 Opthamology
80-87 Eye Surgery
88 Ophthalmic Nursing
91-912 Particular Diseases of the Eye
918-921 Color Vision Tests, Charts, etc.
925-939 Refraction and Errors of Refraction and Accommodation
940-981 Optometry, Opticians, Eyeglasses
986-988 Artificial Eyes and Other Prostheses
991-992 Ocular Therapeutics
RF 1-547 Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
110-320 Otology, Diseases of the Ear
341-437 Rhinology, Diseases of the Nose, Accessory Sinuses, and Nasopharynx
460-547 Laryngology, Diseases of the Throat
RG 1-991 Gynecology and Obstetrics
103-104.6 Operative Gynecology
133-137.6 Conception, Artificial Insemination, Contraception
138 Sterilization of Women
159-208 Functional and Systemic Disorders
211-483 Abnormalities and Diseases of the Female Genital Organs
484-485 Gynecological and Obstetric Urology
491-499 Diseases of the Breast
500-991 Obstetrics
551-591 Pregnancy
600-649 The Embryo and Fetus
648 Spontaneous Abortion, Miscarriage
651-721 Labor, Parturition
725-791 Obstetric Operations, Operative Obstetrics
801-871 Puerperal State
940-991 Maternal Care
RJ 1-570 Pediatrics
47.3-47.4 Genetic Aspects
50-51 Examination, Diagnosis
52-53 Therapeutics
59-60 Infant and Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality
91 Supposed Prenatal Influence, Prenatal Culture, Stirpiculture
101-103 Hygiene and Care of Children
125-145 Physiology of Children and Adolescents
240 Immunization of Children (General)
242-243 Hospital Care
245 Nursing of Children, Pediatric Nursing
250 Premature Infants
251-325 Newbord Infants (including physiology, care, treatment, diseases)
370-550 Diseases of Children and Adolescents
499-507 Mental Disorders, Child Psychiatry
RK 1-715 Dentistry
58-59.3 Practice of Dentistry, Dental Economics
60.7-60.8 Preventive Dentistry
280 Oral and Dental Anatomy and Physiology
301-493 Oral and Dental Medicine, Pathology, Diseases
501-519 Operative Dentistry
520-528 Orthodontics
529-535 Oral Surgery
641-667 Prosthetic Dentistry, Prosthodontics
RL 1-803 Dermatology
87-94 Care and Hygiene
95 Pathological Anatomy
110-120 Therapeutics
130-169 Diseases of the Glands, Hair, Nails
201-331 Hyperemias, Inflammations, and Infections of the Skin
391-489 Atrophies, Hypertrophies
675 Chronic Ulcer of the Skin, Bedsores
701-751 Diseases Due to Psychosomatic and Nerve Disorders, Dermatoneuroses
760-785 Diseases Due to Parasites
790 Pigmentation, Albinism
793 Congenital Disorders of the Skin, Nevi, Moles
RM 1-931 Therapeutics, Pharmacology
138 Drug Prescribing
139 Prescription Writing
146-146.7 Misues of Therapeutic Drugs, Medication Errors
147-180 Administration of Drugs and Other Therapeutic Agents
182-190 Other Therapeutic Procedures (including acupuncture, pneumatic aspiration, spinal puncture, pericardial puncture)
214-258 Diet Therapy, Diet and Dietetics in Disease, Dietary Cookbooks
259 Vitamin Therapy
260-263 Chemotherapy
265-267 Antibiotic Therapy, Antibiotics
270-282 Serum Therapy, Immunotherapy
283-298 Endocrinotherapy, Organotherapy
300-666 Drugs and their Actions
671-671.5 Commercial Preparations, Patent Medicines
695-890 Physical Medicine, Physical Therapy (including massage, exercise, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy, phototherapy, radiotherapy, thermotherapy, electrotherapy)
845-862 Medical Radiology
930-931 Rehabilitation Therapy
RS 1-441 Pharmacy and Materia Medica
125-131.9 Formularies, Collected Prescriptions
139-141.9 Pharmacopoeias
151.2-151.9 Dispensatories
153-441 Materia Medica
160-167 Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Substances (plant, animal, and inorganic)
189-190 Assay Methods, Standardization
192-199 Pharmaceutical Processes
200-201 Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms
250-252 Commercial Preparations, Patent Medicines
355-356 Pharmaceutical Supplies
400-431 Pharmaceutical Chemistry
441 Microscopical Examination of Drugs
RT 1-120 Nursing
89-120 Specialties in Nursing
RV 1-431 Botanic, Thomsonian, and Eclectic Medicine
RX 1-681 Homeopathy
211-581 Diseases, Treatment, etc.
601-675 Materia Medica and Therapeutics
RZ 201-999 Other Systems of Medicine
201-275 Chiropractic
301-397.5 Osteopathy
399 Osteo-Magnetics, Neuropathy, etc. A-Z
400-408 Mental Healing
409.7-999 Miscellaneous Systems and Treatments (including magnetotherapy, mesmerism, naturopathy, organomic medicine, phrenology, radiesthesia, etc.)

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