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Call Numbers (Library of Congress Classification): R

The Mountain View College Library organizes its books according to the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System. This guide will describe what each range of the LC call numbers means,

Class R -- Medicine

R--Medicine (General)

RA--Public aspects of medicine


RC--Internal medicine




RG--Gynecology and obstetrics




RM--Therapeutics. Pharmacology

RS--Pharmacy and materia medica


RV--Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine


RZ--Other systems of medicine


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.


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

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


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

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


RC321-571--Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry

RC346-429--Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system

Including speech disorders


RC475-489--Therapeutics. Psychotherapy

RC490-499--Hypnotism and hypnosis. Suggestion therapy





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


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


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


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


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


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

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



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


RJ47.3-47.4--Genetic aspects

RJ50-51--Examination. Diagnosis


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


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


RK529-535--Oral surgery

RK641-667--Prosthetic dentistry. Prosthodontics


RL87-94--Care and hygiene

RL95--Pathological anatomy


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

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


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

RS1-441--Pharmacy and materia medica

RS125-131.9--Formularies. Collected prescriptions



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


RT89-120--Specialties in nursing

RV1-431--Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine


RX211-581--Diseases, treatment, etc.

RX601-675--Materia medica and therapeutics

RZ201-999--Other systems of medicine



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

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