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Classification 2023 Winter Edition

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  • Classify general works on dermatology in children in WS 260-265.
  • Classify works on dermatologic nursing and nursing of patients with specific skin diseases in WY 154.5.
  • 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 WR 22. Classify other serials issued by societies in W1. For academies and institutes, see WR 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 here also atlases on single skin diseases.


    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 dermatology (Table-G)
    (Monographs and Serials)

    Include here works on the history of schools. Classify courses of study, 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.

    Dermatology as a profession. Ethics. Peer review

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

    Directories (Table-G)
    (Monographs and Serials)

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

    Collective laboratories, academies, institutes, etc.

    Individual laboratories, academies, institutes, etc. (Cutter from name of institution)

    Laboratory manuals. Technique

    Equipment and supplies

    Classify catalogs in W 26.

    Informatics. Electronic data processing. Computers (General)

    Classify works on use for special subjects by subject.

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

    General coverage (Not Table-G)

    Individual hospitals, dispensaries, 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)

    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 WR 140.

    Anatomy. Histology. Embryology

    Physiology. Chemistry and metabolism of the skin. Sensory functions. Skin temperature


    Skin diseases (General)

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

    Examination. Diagnosis. Diagnostic methods. Monitoring

    Skin manifestations


    Cutaneous lupus erythematosus

    Skin diseases associated with hypersensitivity. Dermatitis

    Cf. QW 900 for general works on hypersensitivity. Classify works on dermatitis herpetiformis in WR 200; on occupational dermatitis in WR 600; on neurodermatitis in WR 280.

    Drug eruptions

    Urticaria. Angioedema

    Classify works on urticaria pigmentosa in WR 267.

    Contact dermatitis

    Cf. WR 600 Occupational dermatitis.

    Dermatitis exfoliativa


    Vesiculobullous skin diseases

    Classify works on erythema multiforme in WR 150.

    Papulosquamous dermatoses

    Classify works on exfoliative dermatitis in WR 180; on seborrhea in WR 415.


    Lichen planus

    Genetic skin diseases (General or not elsewhere classified)

    Infectious skin diseases (General, bacterial, or not elsewhere classified)

    Classify works on viral skin infections in WC 570-590; parasitic skin diseases in WR 345.

    Impetigo. Ecthyma

    Furunculosis. Carbuncle

    Cutaneous tuberculosis


    Pigmentation disorders

    Of metabolic origin

    Neurodermatitis and related sensory disorders

    Classify works on causalgia in WL 544.

    Pruritus. Prurigo


    Tinea. Tinea pedis

    Tinea capitis


    Parasitic skin diseases (General or not elsewhere classified)

    Classify works on mucocutaneous leishmaniasis in WR 350.

    Tropical diseases of the skin (General or not elsewhere classified)

    Cf. WC 715 Visceral leishmaniasis.

    Skin diseases caused by arthropods (General or not elsewhere classified)


    Lice infestations

    Skin appendages

    Sweat glands. Disorders of the sweat glands

    Sebaceous glands. Disorders of the sebaceous glands


    Epidermal cyst

    Acne. Acneform lesions

    Hair. Scalp. Diseases of the hair and scalp



    Care of the hair

    Nails. Diseases of the nails

    Neoplasms. Keratosis (General or not elsewhere classified)

    Decubitus ulcer and other skin ulcers

    Classify works on leg ulcer in WE 850.

    Occupational dermatitis

    Cf. WR 175 Contact dermatitis.

    Therapy (General or not elsewhere classified)

    Classify laser therapy in WO 511.