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Pediatrics



Classify works on diseases of specific body systems in children in WS 260-342. Classify works on specific diseases with the disease unless otherwise instructed.

  • Classify works on anatomy and physiology of the child in QS or QT.
  • Classify works on pediatric surgery in WO 925.
  • Classify general works on pediatric and adolescent nursing in WY 159. Classify works on pediatric and adolescent nursing in special fields by type, e.g., on pediatric surgical nursing in WY 161.
  • Classify works on pediatric dentistry in WU 480.

 

  WS 1-100 Reference Works. General Works
  WS 103-105 Growth and Development
  WS 106-110 Exceptional Child
  WS 113-132 Child Care. Nutrition
  WS 135-141 Immunization. Physical Examination
  WS 200-342 Diseases of Children and Adolescents
      WS 200-220 General Diseases
      WS 260-342 By System
  WS 350-350.8 Child Psychiatry. Child Mental Disorders
  WS 360-370 Pediatric Therapeutics
  WS 405-460 Topics Related to Specific Age Groups
  WS 462-470 Adolescent Psychology. Adolescent Psychiatry. Adolescent Mental Disorders


Reference Works. General Works

 
WS 1
Organizations. Societies (General or not elsewhere classified) (Cutter from name of organization or society) (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Includes membership lists issued serially or separately. Classify directories in WS 22. Classify annual reports, journals, etc., in W1. For academies and institutes, see WS 23-24.
 
Collected works
WS 5
By several authors
WS 7
By individual authors
 
WS 9
Addresses. Essays. Lectures
 
WS 11
History (Table G)
WS 11.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
 
WS 13
Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WS 15
Classification. Terminology
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WS 16
Growth tables. Statistics. Surveys (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Classify here tables on development, height, weight, and nutrition. Classify mortality statistics in WA 900.
WS 16.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WS 17
Atlases. Pictorial works
 
WS 18
Education
Classify here works about education.
 
WS 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.
 
WS 19
Schools, departments, and faculties of pediatrics (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
Include here works on the history of schools. Classify courses of study, catalogs, etc., in W 19.5.
WS 19.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WS 20
Research (General)
Classify here works about research in general. Classify works about research on a particular subject by subject.
 
WS 21
Pediatrics as a profession. Ethics. Peer review
 
WS 22
Directories (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WS 22.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
Academies, institutes, etc.
WS 23
Collective (Table G)
WS 23.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
WS 24
Individual (Cutter from name of institution) (Table G)
 
WS 25
Laboratory manuals. Technique
 
WS 26
Equipment and supplies
(e.g., Eating utensils for spastic children)
Classify catalogs in W 26.
 
WS 26.5
Informatics. Automatic data processing. Computers (General)
Classify works on use for special subjects by subject.
 
Hospitals, clinics, dispensaries, etc.

Classify here works on psychiatric hospitals for children only. Classify works on community mental health services for children in WM 30.

WS 27
Collective (Table G)
WS 27.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
WS 28
Individual (Cutter from name of hospital) (Table G)
 
Museums, exhibitions, etc.
WS 28.5
Collective
WS 28.6
Individual (Cutter from name of museum, etc.) (Table G)
 
WS 29
Hospital staff manuals
 
WS 32
Laws (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WS 32.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WS 33
Discussion of law (Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
WS 33.1
General coverage (Not Table G)
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WS 39
Handbooks. Resource guides
(Used for both monographs and serials)
 
WS 80
Popular works (General)
 
WS 100
General works
Classify works on both the specialty and diseases here. Classify works on the specialty only in WS 21. Classify works on diseases alone in WS 200.


Growth and Development

 
WS 103
Normal physical growth and development
For adolescents, see WS 460.
 
WS 104
Growth disorders. Failure to thrive
 
WS 105
Normal mental growth and development. Child psychology
WS 105.5
Special topics, A-Z
WS 105.5.A8
Attitudes and adjustments to life change events (death, illness, divorce, etc.)
WS 105.5.C3
Child rearing. Parenting
WS 105.5.C7
Cognition. Fantasy. Imagination
WS 105.5.C8
Communication. Verbal behavior
WS 105.5.D2
Decision making. Logic. Thinking. Concept formation. Perception (Psychological)
Classify works on neurophysiological perception and specific types of perception in WL 705 or with the organ involved.
WS 105.5.D3
Deprivation (economic, parental, etc.)
WS 105.5.D8
Dreams
WS 105.5.E5
Emotions
WS 105.5.E8
Evaluation of psychological development (General)
WS 105.5.E9
Environmental and sociological factors
WS 105.5.F2
Family relations. Only child. Parent-child relations
Classify works on sibling relations in WS 105.5.S5.
[WS 105.5.H2]
[This number not used]
Classify works on psychological problems of disabled children in WS 106-107.
WS 105.5.H7
Hospitalized child. Institutionalized child
WS 105.5.I5
Interpersonal relations (doctor, peer, stranger, etc.)
Cf. WS 105.5.S6 Race relations.
WS 105.5.M2
Memory
WS 105.5.M3
Mental health
Classify works on school mental health services in WA 352.
WS 105.5.M4
Morals
WS 105.5.M5
Motivation
WS 105.5.M8
Music
WS 105.5.P3
Personality development
WS 105.5.P5
Play and playthings
WS 105.5.P8
Psychological stress
WS 105.5.S3
Self
WS 105.5.S4
Sexual behavior
WS 105.5.S5
Sibling relations
WS 105.5.S6
Social behavior. Race relations
Cf. WS 105.5.I5 Interpersonal relations.
WS 105.5.T4
Technology and communications media


Exceptional Child


Include here works on exceptional adolescents.
 
WS 106
Exceptional child (General)
Classify here works about both physical and intellectual disabilities in children.
WS 106.2
Gifted child
WS 106.4
Physically disabled child
WS 107
Intellectual disabilities in children
Classify works on education of the intellectually disabled in LC 4601-4640.4; on intellectual disability in adults in WM 300.
WS 107.5
Special topics when related to the intellectually disabled child, A-Z
[WS 107.5.B4]
[This number not used]
Classify works on genetic aspects of intellectual disabilities in children in WS 107.
WS 107.5.C2
Case reports. Biographical accounts
WS 107.5.C6
Communication
WS 107.5.D3
Development. Prognosis
[WS 107.5.F6]
[This number not used]
Classify works on foster home care for intellectually disabled children in WS 105.5.A8
[WS 107.5.I4]
[This number not used]
Classify works on institutionalization of children in WS 105.5.H7.
WS 107.5.P7
Psychomotor disorders
WS 107.5.P8
Psychosocial problems. Social behavior
WS 107.5.R3
Rehabilitation and training (General)
WS 107.5.R4
Interpersonal relations
WS 107.5.R5
Relations with family. Family adjustment
 
WS 110
Learning disorders (physical, mental, and neurologic)
Classify works on specific disorders in appropriate numbers, e.g., Aphasia WL 340.5. Classify works for the educator in LC 4704.


Child Care. Nutrition

 
WS 113
Care and training (General)
WS 114
Infant care
 
WS 115
Nutritional requirements. Nutrition disorders (General)
Classify here general works on nutritional requirements and nutrition disorders of children covering the full age range from birth through adolescence. Classify works on infants alone in WS 120-125, on children ages 2-12 in WS 130 and on adolescents alone in WS 132. Classify eating disorders regardless of age group in WM 175.
WS 120
In infancy
WS 125
Breast feeding
WS 130
In childhood
WS 132
In adolescence


Immunization. Physical Examination

 
WS 135
Prophylactic immunizations
 
WS 141
Physical examination. Diagnosis. Mass screening. Monitoring
Classify works on diagnosis of a specific disease with the disease. Classify general pediatric diagnostic imaging in WN 240. Classify specific imaging techniques with the technique.


Diseases of Children and Adolescents


Classify works on communicable diseases of children, not associated with a system, in the WC schedule.

General Diseases

 
WS 200
General works
 
WS 205
Pediatric emergencies
 
WS 210
Chronic disease (General)
 
WS 220
Palliative care. Terminal care. Death
Classify works on infant death in WS 430.


By System


In the numbers for each system below, include general works on diseases of the system and surgery as a whole, or the organs of the system.

  • Classify works on particular diseases with the disease except for the three disease numbers in WS 312, WS 322, and WS 342.
  • Classify works on diseases in premature infants in WS 410.
  • Classify works on diseases in newborn infants in WS 421.

 
WS 260
Integumentary system. Connective tissue
 
WS 265
Skin and connective tissue diseases
 
WS 270
Musculoskeletal system
 
WS 275
Musculoskeletal diseases
 
WS 280
Respiratory system
 
WS 285
Respiratory tract diseases
 
WS 290
Cardiovascular system
 
WS 295
Cardiovascular diseases
 
WS 300
Hemic and immune systems
 
WS 305
Hemic and lymphatic diseases. Immune system diseases
 
WS 310
Digestive system
 
WS 311
Digestive system diseases
WS 312
Diarrheal disorders
 
WS 320
Urogenital system
 
WS 321
Urogenital diseases. Urologic diseases
WS 322
Enuresis
 
WS 330
Endocrine system
 
WS 335
Endocrine system diseases
 
WS 340
Nervous system
 
WS 340.5
Nervous system diseases
WS 341
Brain diseases. Brain injuries
WS 342
Chronic brain damage


Child Psychiatry. Child Mental Disorders

 
WS 350
Child psychiatry. Child guidance
Cf. WS 107 The intellectually disabled child.
WS 350.2
Therapy
Classify therapy of a particular disorder with the disorder.
WS 350.3
Behavior therapy
WS 350.33
Drug therapy
WS 350.4
Play therapy
Cf. WM 450.5.P7 for play therapy with adults.
WS 350.5
Psychoanalytic therapy
WS 350.55
Socioenvironmental therapy
WS 350.6
Child mental disorders. Behavioral symptoms (General)
Classify works on particular mental disorders in WM 171-197.
WS 350.7
Neurodevelopmental disorders
WS 350.8
Special topics in child psychiatry, A-Z
WS 350.8.A2
Abuse
WS 350.8.A4
Aggression. Violence. Dangerous behavior. Self-injurious behavior
WS 350.8.A8
Attention deficit and disruptive behavior disorders
[WS 350.8.D2]
[This number not used]
Classify works on deception in children in WS 105.5.S6.
WS 350.8.D3
Defense mechanisms
WS 350.8.H9
Hyperkinesis
[WS 350.8.I3]
[This number not used]
Classify works on identity crisis in children in WS 105.5.P3.
WS 350.8.I4
Inhibition
WS 350.8.P3
Personality disorders
WS 350.8.P4
Pervasive development disorders
Classify works dealing with adults and children here; adults alone at WM 203.5.
WS 350.8.R9
Runaway behavior
WS 350.8.S6
Social behavior disorders
Classify works on aggression in WS 350.8.A4.


Pediatric Therapeutics

 
[WS 360]
[This number not used]
Classify works on pediatric female genitalia and genital diseases in WS 320-321.
 
WS 366
Pediatric therapeutics (General)
WS 367
Drug therapy
Classify works on drug therapy for mental disorders in children in WS 350.33.
WS 368
Rehabilitation of physically disabled children
WS 370
Occupational therapy


Topics Related to Specific Age Groups

 
WS 405
Birth injuries
 
WS 410
Premature infants. Diseases of premature infants
Classify works on cerebral palsy in WS 342.
 
WS 420
Newborn infants. Neonatology
 
WS 421
Diseases of newborn infants
Classify works on cerebral palsy in WS 342.
 
WS 430
Infant
 
WS 440
Child
 
WS 450
Puberty
 
WS 460
Adolescence (General)


Adolescent Psychology. Adolescent Psychiatry. Adolescent Mental Disorders

 
WS 462
Adolescent psychology. Adolescent behavior
WS 462.5
Special topics, A-Z
WS 462.5.A8
Attitudes and adjustments to life change events (death, illness, divorce, etc.)
WS 462.5.C7
Cognition. Fantasy. Imagination
WS 462.5.C8
Communication. Verbal behavior
WS 462.5.D2
Decision making
WS 462.5.D3
Deprivation (economic, parental, etc.)
WS 462.5.D8
Dreams
WS 462.5.E5
Emotions
WS 462.5.E8
Evaluation of psychological development (General)
WS 462.5.E9
Environmental and sociological factors
WS 462.5.F2
Family relations. Only child. Parent-child relations
Classify works on sibling relations in in WS 462.5.S5.
WS 462.5.I5
Interpersonal relations (doctor, peer, stranger, etc.)
WS 462.5.M2
Memory
WS 462.5.M3
Mental health
Classify works on school mental health services in WA 352-353.
WS 462.5.M4
Morals
WS 462.5.M5
Motivation
WS 462.5.M8
Music
WS 462.5.P3
Personality development
WS 462.5.P7
Pregnancy. Reproductive behavior
WS 462.5.P8
Psychological stress
WS 462.5.S3
Self
WS 462.5.S4
Sexual behavior
WS 462.5.S5
Sibling relations
WS 462.5.S6
Social behavior. Race relations
WS 462.5.T4
Technology and communications media
 
WS 463
Adolescent psychiatry. Adolescent mental disorders. Behavioral symptoms
Cf. WS 107 The intellectually disabled adolescent. Classify works on particular mental disorders in WM 171-197.
WS 464
Therapy
Classify therapy of a particular disorder with the disorder.
WS 465
Behavior therapy
WS 466
Psychotherapy
WS 467
Socioenvironmental therapy
WS 470.A-Z
Special topics in adolescent psychiatry
WS 470.A2
Abuse
WS 470.A4
Aggression. Violence. Dangerous behavior. Self-injurious behavior
WS 470.D3
Defense mechanisms
WS 470.I4
Inhibition
WS 470.P3
Personality disorders
WS 470.R9
Runaway behavior
WS 470.S6
Social behavior disorders
Classify works on aggression in WS 470.A4.