Library of Congress Classification/Class R

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CLASS R - MEDICINE

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Subclass R Medicine (General)
Subclass RA Public aspects of medicine
Subclass RB Pathology
Subclass RC Internal medicine
Subclass RD Surgery
Subclass RE Ophthalmology
Subclass RF Otorhinolaryngology
Subclass RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Subclass RJ Pediatrics
Subclass RK Dentistry
Subclass RL Dermatology
Subclass RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Subclass RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Subclass RT Nursing
Subclass RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
Subclass RX Homeopathy
Subclass RZ Other systems of medicine

Subclass R

R5-920 Medicine (General)
R5-130.5 General works
R131-687 History of medicine. Medical expeditions
R690-697 Medicine as a profession. Physicians
R702-703 Medicine and the humanities. Medicine and disease in relation to history, literature, etc.
R711-713.97 Directories
R722-722.32 Missionary medicine. Medical missionaries
R723-726 Medical philosophy. Medical ethics
R726.5-726.8 Medicine and disease in relation to psychology. Terminal care. Dying
R727-727.5 Medical personnel and the public. Physician and the public
R728-733 Practice of medicine. Medical practice economics
R735-854 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
R855-855.5 Medical technology
R856-857 Biomedical engineering. Electronics. Instrumentation
R858-859.7 Computer applications to medicine. Medical informatics
R864 Medical records
R895-920 Medical physics. Medical radiology. Nuclear medicine
Subclass RA
RA1-1270 Public aspects of medicine
RA1-418.5   Medicine and the state
RA396   Regulation of medical education. Licensure
RA398 Registration of physicians, pharmacists, etc.
RA399 Regulation of medical practice. Evaluation and quality control of medical care. Medical audit
RA405 Death certification
RA407-409.5 Health status indicators. Medical statistics and surveys
RA410-410.9 Medical economics. Economics of medical care. Employment
RA411-415 Provisions for personal medical care. Medical care plans
RA418-418.5 Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology
RA421-790.95 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicine
RA428-428.5 Public health laboratories, institutes, etc.
RA440-440.87 Study and teaching. Research
RA565-600 Environmental health
 Including sewage disposal, air pollution, nuisances, water supply
RA601-602 Food and food supply in relation to public health
RA604-618 Parks, public baths, public carriers, buildings, etc.
RA619-637 Disposal of the dead. Undertaking. Burial. Cremation. Cemeteries
RA638 Immunity and immunization in relation to public health
RA639-642 Transmission of disease
RA643-645 Disease (Communicable and noninfectious) and public health
RA645.3-645.37 Home health care services
RA645.5-645.9 Emergency medical services
RA646-648.3 War and public health
RA648.5-767 Epidemics. Epidemiology. Quarantine. Disinfection
RA771-771.7 Rural health and hygiene. Rural health services
RA773-788 Personal health and hygiene
 Including clothing, bathing, exercise, travel, nutrition, sleep, sex hygiene
RA790-790.95 Mental health. Mental illness prevention
RA791-954 Medical geography. Climatology. Meteorology
RA960-1000.5 Medical centers. Hospitals. Dispensaries. Clinics
 Including ambulance service, nursing homes, hospices
RA1001-1171 Forensic medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine
RA1190-1270 Toxicology. Poisons
Subclass RB
RB1-214 Pathology
RB1-17   General works
RB24-33 Pathological anatomy and histology
RB37-56.5 Clinical pathology. Laboratory technique
RB57 Post-mortem examination. Autopsies
RB127-150 Manifestations of disease
RB151-214 Theories of disease. Etiology. Pathogenesis
Subclass RC
RC31-1245 Internal medicine
RC49-52   Psychosomatic medicine
RC71-78.7 Examination. Diagnosis
 Including raiography
RC81-82 Popular medicine
RC86-88.9 Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid
RC91-103 Disease due to physical and chemical agents
RC109-216 Infectious and parasitic diseases
RC251 Constitutional diseases (General)
RC254-282 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology
 Including cancer and carcinogens
RC306-320.5 Tuberculosis
RC321-571 Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
RC346-429   Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system
 Including speech disorders
RC435-571   Psychiatry
RC475-489   Therapeutics. Psychotherapy
RC490-499 Hypnotism and hypnosis. Suggestion therapy
RC500-510 Psychoanalysis
RC512-569.5 Psychopathology
RC512-528   Psychoses
RC530-552 Neuroses
RC554-569.5 Personality disorders. Behavior problems
 Including sexual problems, drug abuse, suicide, child abuse
RC569.7-571 Mental retardation. Developmental disabilities
RC581-951 Specialties of internal medicine
RC581-607 Immunologic diseases. Allergy
RC620-627 Nutritional diseases. Deficiency diseases
RC627.5-632 Metabolic diseases
RC633-647.5 Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
RC648-665 Diseases of the endocrine glands. Clinical endocrinology
RC666-701 Diseases of the circulatory (Cardiovascular) system
RC705-779 Diseases of the respiratory system
RC799-869 Diseases of the digestive system. Gastroenterology
RC870-923 Diseases of the genitourinary system. Urology
RC924-924.5 Diseases of the connective tissues
RC925-935 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
RC952-1245 Special situations and conditions
RC952-954.6 Geriatrics
RC955-962 Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine
RC963-969 Industrial medicine. Industrial hygiene
RC970-986 Military medicine. Naval medicine
RC1000-1020 Submarine medicine
RC1030-1160 Transportation medicine
 Including automotive, aviation, and space medicine
RC1200-1245 Sports medicine
Subclass RD
RD1-811 Surgery
RD1-31.7   General works
RD32-33.9 Operative surgery. Technique of surgical operations
RD49-52 Surgical therapeutics. Preoperative and postoperative care
RD57 Surgical pathology
RD58 Reparative processes after operations (Physiological)
RD59 Surgical shock. Traumatic shock
RD63-76 Operating rooms and theaters. Instruments, apparatus, and appliances
RD78.3-87.3 Anesthesiology
RD91-91.5 Asepsis and antisepsis. Sterilization (Operative)
RD92-97.8 Emergency surgery. Wounds and injuries
RD98-98.4 Surgical complications
RD99-99.35 Surgical nursing
RD101-104 Fractures (General)
RD118-120.5 Plastic surgery. Reparative surgery
RD120.6-129.8 Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
RD130 Prosthesis. Artificial organs
RD137-145 Surgery in childhood, adolescence, pregnancy, old age
RD151-498 Military and naval surgery
RD520-599.5 Surgery by region, system, or organ
RD651-678 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology
RD680-688 Diseases of the locomotor system (Surgical treatment)
RD701-811 Orthopedic surgery
RD792-811   Physical rehabilitation
Subclass RE
RE1-994 Ophthalmology
RE75-79 Examination. Diagnosis
RE80-87 Eye surgery
RE88 Ophthalmic nursing
RE89 Eye banks
RE91-912 Particular diseases of the eye
RE918-921 Color vision tests, charts, etc.
RE925-939 Refraction and errors of refraction and accommodation
RE939.2-981 Optometry. Opticians. Eyeglasses
RE986-988 Artificial eyes and other prostheses
RE991-992 Ocular therapeutics
Subclass RF
RF1-547 Otorhinolaryngology
RF110-320 Otology. Diseases of the ear
RF341-437 Rhinology. Diseases of the nose, accessory sinuses, and nasopharynx
RF460-547 Laryngology. Diseases of the throat
Subclass RG
RG1-991 Gynecology and obstetrics
RG104-104.7   Operative gynecology
RG133-137.6 Conception. Artificial insemination. Contraception
RG138 Sterilization of women
RG159-208 Functional and systemic disorders. Endocrine gynecology
RG211-483 Abnormalities and diseases of the female genital organs
RG484-485 Urogynecology and obstetric urology. Urogynecologic surgery
RG491-499 Diseases of the breast
RG500-991 Obstetrics
RG551-591   Pregnancy
RG600-650 The embryo and fetus
RG648   Spontaneous abortion. Miscarriage
RG651-721 Labor. Parturition
RG725-791 Obstetric operations. Operative obstetrics
RG801-871 Puerperal state
RG940-991 Maternal care. Prenatal care services
Subclass RJ
RJ1-570 Pediatrics
RJ47.3-47.4   Genetic aspects
RJ50-51 Examination. Diagnosis
RJ52-53 Therapeutics
RJ59-60 Infant and neonatal morbidity and mortality
RJ91 Supposed prenatal influence. Prenatal culture. Stirpiculture
RJ101-103 Child health. Child health services
RJ125-145 Physiology of children and adolescents
RJ206-235 Nutrition and feeding of children and adolescents
RJ240 Immunization of children (General)
RJ242-243 Hospital care
RJ245-247 Nursing of children. Pediatric nursing
RJ250-250.3 Premature infants
RJ251-325 Newborn infants
 Including physiology, care, treatment, diseases
RJ370-550 Diseases of children and adolescents
RJ499-507   Mental disorders. Child psychiatry
Subclass RK
RK1-715 Dentistry
RK58-59.3 Practice of dentistry. Dental economics
RK60.7-60.8 Preventive dentistry
RK280 Oral and dental anatomy and physiology
RK301-493 Oral and dental medicine. Pathology. Diseases
RK501-519 Operative dentistry. Restorative dentistry
RK520-528 Orthodontics
RK529-535 Oral surgery
RK641-667 Prosthetic dentistry. Prosthodontics
Subclass RL
RL1-803 Dermatology
RL87-94 Care and hygiene
RL95 Pathological anatomy
RL110-120 Therapeutics
RL130-169 Diseases of the glands, hair, nails
RL201-331 Hyperemias, inflammations, and infections of the skin
RL391-489 Atrophies. Hypertrophies
RL675 Chronic ulcer of the skin. Bedsores
RL701-751 Diseases due to psychosomatic and nerve disorders. Dermatoneuroses
RL760-785 Diseases due to parasites
RL790 Pigmentations. Albinism
RL793 Congenital disorders of the skin. Nevi. Moles
Subclass RM
RM1-950 Therapeutics. Pharmacology
RM138 Drug prescribing
RM139 Prescription writing
RM146-146.7 Misuse of therapeutic drugs. Medication errors
RM147-180 Administration of drugs and other therapeutic agents
RM182-190 Other therapeutic procedures
 Including acupuncture, pneumatic aspiration, spinal puncture, pericardial puncture
RM214-258 Diet therapy. Dietary cookbooks
RM259 Vitamin therapy
RM260-263 Chemotherapy
RM265-267 Antibiotic therapy. Antibiotics
RM270-282 Immunotherapy. Serotherapy
RM283-298 Endocrinotherapy. Organotherapy
RM300-666 Drugs and their actions
RM671-671.5 Nonprescription drugs. Patent medicines
RM695-893 Physical medicine. Physical therapy
 Including massage, exercise, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy, phototherapy, radiotherapy, thermotherapy, electrotherapy
RM930-931 Rehabilitation therapy
RM950 Rehabilitation technology
Subclass RS
RS1-441 Pharmacy and materia medica
RS125-131.9 Formularies. Collected prescriptions
RS139-141.9 Pharmacopoeias
RS151.2-151.9 Dispensatories
RS153-441 Materia medica
RS160-167 Pharmacognosy. Pharmaceutical substances (Plant, animal, and inorganic)
RS189-190 Assay methods. Standardization. Analysis
RS192-199 Pharmaceutical technology
RS200-201 Pharmaceutical dosage forms
RS250-252 Commercial preparations. Patent medicines
RS355-356 Pharmaceutical supplies
RS400-431 Pharmaceutical chemistry
RS441 Microscopical examination of drugs
Subclass RT
RT1-120 Nursing
RT89-120 Specialties in nursing
Subclass RV
RV1-431 Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
Subclass RX
RX1-681 Homeopathy
RX211-581 Diseases, treatment, etc.
RX601-675 Materia medica and therapeutics
Subclass RZ
RZ201-999 Other systems of medicine
RZ201-275 Chiropractic
RZ301-397.5 Osteopathy
RZ399 Osteo-magnetics, neuropathy, etc., A-Z
RZ400-408 Mental healing
RZ409.7-999 Miscellaneous systems and treatments
 Including magnetotherapy, mesmerism, naturopathy, organomic medicine, phrenology, radiesthesia