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Classification 2022 Winter Edition

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Respiratory System

  • Classify general works on the respiratory system and its diseases in children in WS 280-285.
  • Classify works on respiratory system disease nursing and nursing of patients with specific respiratory diseases in WY 163.

Organizations. Societies (General or not elsewhere classified) (Cutter from name of organization or society) (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Includes membership lists and administrative reports issued serially or separately. Classify directories in WF 22; Classify other serials issued by societies in W1. For academies and institutes, see WF 23-24.

Collected works by several authors

Collected works by individual authors

Addresses. Essays. Lectures

History (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
(Monographs and Serials)

Classification. Terminology
(Monographs and Serials)

Tables. Statistics. Surveys (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Atlases. Pictorial works

Classify atlases limited to a particular part of the system here also.


Classify here works about education.

Educational materials
(Monographs and Serials)

Classify here educational materials, e.g., outlines, questions and answers, programmed instruction, computer-assisted instruction, etc., regardless of format. Classify textbooks, regardless of format, by subject.

Schools, departments, and faculties of pulmonary medicine (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Include here works on the history of schools. Classify courses of study, college catalogs, etc., in W 19.5.

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Research (General)

Classify here works about research in general. Classify works about research on a particular subject by subject.

Pneumology as a profession. Ethics. Peer review

Classify works on the specialty alone here. Classify works on both the specialty and diseases in WF 100.

Directories (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Collective institutes, academies. Laboratories of experimental research

Individual institutes, academies. Laboratories of experimental research (Cutter from name of institution)

Laboratory manuals. Technique

Equipment and supplies

Classify catalogs in W 26.

Informatics. Electronic data processing. Computers (General)

Classify works for use on special subjects by subject.

Collective hospitals, sanatoriums, clinics, etc. (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Individual hospitals, sanatoriums, clinics, etc. (Cutter from name of hospital) (Table-G)

Collective museums, exhibitions, etc.

Individual museums, exhibitions, etc. (Cutter from name of museum, etc.) (Table-G)

Laws (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Classify legislation on tuberculosis in WF 200.

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Discussion of law (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Handbooks. Resource guides
(Monographs and Serials)

General works

Classify works on specialty and on the specialty and diseases here. Classify works on diseases alone in WF 140.

Anatomy. Histology. Embryology. Abnormalities

Physiology of respiration

Biochemistry of respiration and the respiratory system

Diseases of the respiratory system (General)

Classify works on both the specialty and diseases in WF 100.

Examination. Diagnosis. Diagnostic methods. Monitoring

Specific techniques, A-Z

Bronchial provocation tests


Plethysmography, Whole body

Signs and symptoms


Respiratory hypersensitivity (General)

Classify localized reactions with organs affected, e.g., Hay fever in WV 335.

Tuberculosis (General)

Classify works on tuberculosis of organs of other systems, with the organ or system. Classify here also legislation on tuberculosis.

Epidemiology (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)


Diagnosis. Prognosis

Mass chest X-ray

Immunological aspects

Lymph node tuberculosis. Scrofula

Pulmonary tuberculosis

Classify works on silicotuberculosis in WF 654.


Diet. Rest. Exercise. Home care

Hospitalization. Climatotherapy. Heliotherapy


Drug therapy

Miliary tuberculosis

Pleural tuberculosis

Tuberculosis in the workplace

Tuberculosis in childhood

Neoplasms (General)

Pharynx. Trachea

Classify works for the otolaryngologist in WV 410. Classify works on tracheoesophageal fistula in WI 255.



Bronchitis. Tracheitis



Classify works on the pneumonias in WC 202-209; on pulmonary tuberculosis in WF 300-360.

Pulmonary Atelectasis


Lung abscess

Fungal lung diseases

Lung injury



Include works on lung neoplasms of bronchial origin.


Pleura. Pleural cavity

Pleurisy. Pleuritis


Pneumothorax. Hemothorax

Artificial pneumothorax


Functional disorders

Diaphragmatic hernia

[This number not used]

Classify subdiaphragmatic abscess in WI 575.


General works

Classify here works on two or more systems within the thoracic cavity, e.g., on respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Classify works on the skeletal portion of the thorax in WE 715.

Diagnosis. Diagnostic imaging