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Public Health


  WA 1-106 Reference Works. General Works
  WA 108-245 Preventive Medicine
  WA 250-295 Accident and Injury Prevention. Disasters
  WA 300-395 Health Problems of Special Population Groups
  WA 400-495 Occupational Medicine, Health, and Hygiene
  WA 525-590 Health Administration and Organization
  WA 670-847 Sanitation. Environmental Control
      WA 670-674 General Sanitation and Environmental Control
      WA 675-690 Water
      WA 695-722 Food. Food Safety
      WA 730-744 Drugs. Cosmetics
      WA 750-776 Air. Noise
      WA 778-790 Waste
      WA 795-830 Housing. Buildings. Public Facilities
      WA 840-847 Mortuary Practice
  WA 900-950 Statistics. Surveys


Reference Works. General Works

 
WA 1
Organizations. Societies (General or not elsewhere classified) (Cutter from name of organization or society)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Includes membership lists issued serially or separately. Classify directories in WA 22. Classify annual reports, journals, etc. in W1. For academies and institutes, see WA 23-24.
 
WA 4
Works on general hygiene
Classify works on personal hygiene only in QT 180-275.
 
Collected works (General)
WA 5
By several authors
WA 7
By individual authors
 
WA 9
Addresses. Essays. Lectures (General)
 
WA 11
History (Table G)
WA 11.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WA 13
Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WA 15
Classification. Terminology
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WA 16
Tables. Statistics
Use for serials only; for monographs, use WA 900.
 
WA 17
Atlases. Pictorial works
 
WA 18
Education
Classify here works about education.
 
WA 18.2
Educational materials
(Used for both 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.
 
WA 19
Schools, colleges, and specialized departments and facilities
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify courses of study, college catalogs, etc., in W 19.5.
 
WA 20.5
Research (General)
Classify here works about research in general. Classify research limited to a particular subject with the subject.
 
WA 21
Public health as a profession. Ethics. Peer review
 
WA 22
Directories (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WA 22.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
Laboratories, academies, institutes, etc.
WA 23
Collective
WA 24
Individual (Cutter from name of institution)
 
WA 25
Laboratory manuals. Technique
 
WA 26
Equipment and supplies
Classify catalogs in W 26. Classify works on safety equipment in general in WA 260; on industrial safety equipment in WA 485.
 
WA 26.5
Informatics. Automatic data processing. Computers (General)
Classify works on use for special subjects by subject.
 
Museums, exhibitions, etc.
WA 27
Collective
WA 28
Individual (Cutter from name of museum or exhibit)
 
WA 30
Socioeconomic and environmental factors in public health (General)
Classify works on rural health and hygiene in WA 390; on urban health and hygiene in WA 380.
WA 30.5
Environmental medicine. Environmental illness
WA 31
Social medicine. Medical sociology
 
WA 32
Laws (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify pure food laws in WA 697.
WA 32.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WA 33
Discussion of law (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WA 33.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WA 39
Handbooks. Resource guides
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WA 54
Registration and certification of the dead
 
WA 55
Registration of notifiable diseases
 
WA 100
General works
 
WA 105
Epidemiology
Classify works on the specialty and on the specialty and methods here. Classify works on epidemiologic methods alone in WA 950. Classify statistics in WA 900.
WA 106
Disease reservoirs


Preventive Medicine

 
WA 108
Preventive health services. Preventive medicine (General)
 
WA 110
Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
Classify works on immunological aspects in QW 700; on parasitological aspects of insect control in QX 600; on control of sexually transmitted diseases in WC 142.
WA 115
Immunization
Classify works on public health aspects of immunization here. Classify works on immunological aspects in QW 800-815.
WA 230
Quarantine
Classify material on laws in WA 32-33.
WA 234
Port and maritime quarantine
 
WA 240
Disinfection. Disinfestation. Pesticides (Including diseases caused by)
Classify works on immunological aspects in QX 650. Classify works on ectoparasitic infestations and disinfestations in WC 900.
 
WA 243
Diagnostic services
Classify works on mass chest X-ray in WF 225; on mobile health units in WX 190.
WA 245
Mass screening. Multiphasic screening


Accident and Injury Prevention. Disasters

 
WA 250
General works
Classify works on occupational accidents and their prevention in WA 485.
 
WA 260
Protective devices (General)
Classify works on protective devices in sports and leisure activities in QT 250-261.
 
WA 275
Traffic accidents. Public health aspects of driving
 
WA 288
Accidents in the home, office, etc.
Include works on household articles and products as causes of accidents.
 
WA 289
Consumer protection and product safety (General)
 
WA 290
Emergency responders
Classify here works on all types of emergency responders. Classify works on services provided by emergency medical technicians alone at WX 215.
 
WA 292
First aid in illness and injury
(e.g., Bandaging. Minor injuries)
Classify works on resuscitation in anesthesiology in WO 250; on resuscitation of the newborn in WQ 450. Classify military first aid manuals in UH 396. Classify works on wilderness medicine in WB 107.
 
WA 295
Disasters. Disaster medicine. Rescue work. Terrorism
Works on preparedness, response, and rescue in major public health emergencies are classified here. Classify disaster planning in hospitals in WX 185. Classify hospital emergency service in WX 215.


Health Problems of Special Population Groups

 
WA 300
Health issues of special population groups (Table G)
Classify general works on diseases generally associated with particular ethnic groups in WB 720. Include here works on particular groups not elsewhere classified.
WA 300.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WA 305
Mental health of special population groups (Table G)
Classify works on particular diseases in WM. Cf. WM 105 for general works on mental health.
WA 305.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WA 306
Men's health
 
WA 308
Family health
Cf. W 89 Family practice as a specialty; WB 110 for works for the family doctor.
 
WA 309
Women's health (Table G)
Cf. WA 491 Protection of women in the workplace.
WA 309.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WA 310
Maternal welfare. Maternal and child welfare. Maternal health services (Table G)
WA 310.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WA 320
Child welfare. Child health services (Table G)
WA 320.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WA 325
Child abuse
Classify works on the psychological effect on the child at WS 350, etc.; on adult survivors of child abuse at WM 167.
 
WA 330
Adolescent health services
 
WA 350
School health and hygiene services. School dental health services
Classify works on diseases of school children in WS. Cf. WU 113 for dental hygiene.
WA 351
Universities and colleges
 
WA 352
School mental health services
Classify works on diseases in WM.
WA 353
Universities and colleges
 
WA 360
Veterans health
 
WA 380
Urban health and hygiene
Cf. WA 546 Local health administration.
 
WA 390
Rural health and hygiene
Classify agricultural workers' diseases in WA 400.
 
WA 395
Health in developing countries (General)
Classify works on public health in specific countries or regions in WA 300.


Occupational Medicine, Health, and Hygiene

 
WA 400
General works (including occupational diseases)
Classify works on particular diseases by system, etc. Cf. WF 405 Tuberculosis in the workplace; WR 600 Occupational dermatitis; WW 505 Occupational ophthalmology. For specific non-industrial occupations see WA 487.5.
 
WA 412
Medical and dental services
 
WA 420
Violence in the workplace (General or not elsewhere classified)
Classify violence in health facilities at WX 185.
 
WA 440
Prevention and control of occupational diseases
WA 450
Air quality in the workplace
WA 465
Industrial poisons and poisoning (General)
Classify works on toxicology of chemicals with no industrial health emphasis and on specific chemicals in QV 600-662; or if pesticides in WA 240.
WA 470
Illumination. Noise. Radiation. Vibration
WA 475
Occupational fatigue
 
WA 485
Occupational accidents and injuries. Safety equipment (General or not elsewhere classified)
Classify works on particular injuries by system.
WA 487
Accidents and injuries in professional work
Use only for works on professions not ordinarily considered industrial. Classify works on particular injuries by system.
WA 487.5
By occupation, A-Z
WA 487.5.A78
Art
WA 487.5.D4
Dancing
WA 487.5.F4
Firefighting
WA 487.5.H4
Health Personnel
 
WA 491
Women's occupational health
Cf. WA 309 Women's health.
 
WA 495
Occupational mental health services


Health Administration and Organization

 
WA 525
General works
 
WA 530
International health administration (Table G)
WA 530.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WA 540
National and state health administration (Table G)
WA 540.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WA 541
Regional health planning (Table G)
WA 541.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WA 546
Local health administration. Community health services (Table G)
WA 546.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WA 550
Family planning services (Table G)
WA 550.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WA 590
Health education. Health communication
Classify here works on informal health education (community, radio, etc.). Classify works on study and teaching of public health in WA 18; classify teachers' manuals on hygiene in QT 200.


Sanitation. Environmental Control


General Sanitation and Environmental Control

 
WA 670
General works
 
WA 671
Sanitary engineering. Environmental control (General)
Classify works on extraterrestrial environment in WD 758; on sealed cabin ecology in WD 756.
 
WA 672
Inspection. Surveys (Table G)
Classify works on inspection in particular areas by subject.
WA 672.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WA 674
Military hygiene


Water

 
WA 675
Water. Water supply. Sources
Include works on sanitary aspects of ice and ice making here.
WA 686
Analysis
Cf. QW 80 Water microbiology.
WA 687
Saline water conversion
WA 689
Pollution
Classify works on radioactive pollution in WN 615; general works on industrial seawater pollution in WA 788; on pollution of bathing beaches in WA 820.
WA 690
Purification


Food. Food Safety

 
WA 695
Food. Food supply. Food inspection
WA 697
Pure food laws
Classify here food and drug laws discussed together. Classify works on drug laws alone in QV 32-33.
WA 701
Adulteration and contamination
Classify works on radioactive contamination in WN 612.
WA 703
Fresh foods (Vegetables. Fruits. Eggs. Fish)
WA 707
Meat and poultry inspection
WA 710
Preserved foods (canned, dried, frozen, salted, smoked, etc.)
WA 712
Food additives
WA 715
Milk. Milk supply. Dairy products
WA 716
Analysis
WA 719
Pasteurization
WA 722
Fats. Oils. Margarine


Drugs. Cosmetics

 
WA 730
Drugs. Drug adulteration and contamination. Pharmacies
Classify here works on refrigeration of biological products. Classify works on fraud in QV 773; on drug legislation in QV 32-33.
 
WA 744
Cosmetics. Barber shops. Beauty salons


Air. Noise

 
WA 750
Air sanitation and hygiene
WA 754
Pollution and pollutants
Cf. QW 82 Air microbiology; WA 450 Industrial pollution. Classify works on radioactive pollutions and pollutants in WN 615. Classify works on agents used extensively in biochemistry or pharmacology in QU or QV.
WA 770
Ventilating. Heating
WA 774
Air conditioning
WA 776
Noise and noise abatement


Waste

 
WA 778
Waste products. Waste disposal
WA 780
Refuse and garbage disposal
WA 785
Sewage disposal. Soil pollution
Classify works on radioactive pollution and pollutants in WN 615.
 
WA 788
Hazardous waste. Industrial waste (including radioactive waste)
Cf. WN 650 for general works on radiation safety.
 
WA 790
Medical waste. Dental waste


Housing. Buildings. Public Facilities

 
WA 795
Housing
 
WA 799
Public buildings. Restaurants
 
WA 810
Public transportation
 
WA 820
Bathing beaches. Public baths. Swimming pools
 
WA 830
Toilet facilities


Mortuary Practice

 
WA 840
Mortuary practice
WA 844
Embalming
WA 846
Burial. Cemeteries
WA 847
Cremation


Statistics. Surveys

 
WA 900
Public health statistics (including narrative reports on health conditions and health surveys) (Table G)
Classify mortality statistics here. Classify works on nutrition surveys in QU 146-146.1. Classify works on health care surveys in W 84.3; Classify works on dental surveys in WU 30.
WA 900.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WA 950
Theory or methods of medical statistics. Epidemiologic methods
Classify works on biometry in its broader sense in QH 323.5.

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