History of Medicine. Medical Miscellany
- Classify history of a particular subject with the subject, e.g., History of surgery WO 11.
Classify here works about education in the history of medicine. Cf. W 18 History of medical education.
Classify here biographies and bibliographies (including abstracts) of persons in the medical field, allied health sciences, preclinical sciences and other related fields. Cf. WZ 294 Modern criticism and bibliographies of early works. Include here works about two persons or a family, e.g., the Mayos.
Classify here collective biographies in the fields of medicine, allied health, and the preclinical sciences by specialty. Classify collective biographies by period, locality, and ethnic or other special groups in WZ 121-150. Classify collective biographies of persons outside the field of medicine in the appropriate LC schedule.
Note that at NLM manuscripts produced before 1601 are classified in WZ 220, those produced after 1601 are classified as MS B (Manuscripts Books), MS C (Manuscripts Collections), or MS F (Manuscripts Oversize books).
Works published before 1801 (or later if considered Americana) are not classed by subject; instead, they are arranged alphabetically by author under classification number for period during which they were printed. These numbers are used only for original publications. Reproductions are classified in WZ 290.
This number is used only for original publications. Reproductions are classified in WZ 290.
The closing dates given in the following table will be used to determine inclusion in this class.
Central America, 1850
United States (based on American Imprints Inventory)
District of Columbia, 1820
Illinois (except Chicago), 1850
New Hampshire, 1820
New Jersey, 1820
New Mexico, 1875
New York (except N.Y. City, Brooklyn, and Hudson River towns), 1850
Hudson River towns, e.g., Poughkeepsie, Hudson, Troy, Albany, 1830
New York City, 1820
North Carolina, 1820
North Dakota, 1890
Pennsylvania (except Philadelphia), 1830
Rhode Island, 1820
South Carolina, 1820
South Dakota, 1890
West Virginia, 1830
South America, 1850
Classify here reprints, facsimiles, preservation microform, or translations of works originally published before 1801, and reprints of Americana originally published before the dates as listed at WZ 270. Do not include here 19th Century revised editions of 18th Century imprints. (Cf. 19th Century schedule for works and reprints of works published 1801-1913.)
Classify here collections (including those serially issued) which contain pre-1801 works of three or more authors. Classify works of only two authors in WZ 290.
Classify here studies, commentaries, etc, of pre-1801 works including Americana unless they are largely the biography of one or two authors, in which case classify them in WZ 100. Classify in WZ 290 works that include the original text unless it is decidedly subordinate to the commentary. Classify here a bibliography of a single work. Cf. WZ 100 for bibliography of a single author's works.
Classify here works the subject of which the author considers quackery. Works on special systems of therapeutics are classed in WB 890-962.
Classify here caricatures and cartoons regardless of subject. Classify graphic novels in the form number for pictorial works in any NLM schedule.