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June 30, 1995

Library of Congress Publishes New Edition of Classification R: Medicine

Library of Congress Classification R: Medicine, 1995 edition, now is available from the Cataloging Distribution Service of the Library of Congress. The new edition, the first revision since 1986, includes classification data created through early 1995 and has new class numbers and captions for such topics as DNA fingerprints, exercise addiction, and Lyme disease.

The 1995 edition was produced using a new, automated system which will make revising easier and updating more rapid. It has been printed in a more legible typeface and bound in a sturdy, laminated plastic cover to stand up to the wear and tear of daily use.

Library of Congress Classification R: Medicine, 1995 edition, in a new classification schedule format, comes in a smaller and less bulky 7 1/4 by 10 1/4 inch size with two-sided printing. Tables and indexes are marked with thumb tabs for easy content location. New classification schedules also have new cover designs and colors to help users quickly distinguish older schedules from the new ones.

Library of Congress Classification R: Medicine, 1995 edition, sells for $34 for delivery in North America and $35 for delivery elsewhere. The publication has 465 pages and its ISBN number is 0-8444-0870-4. It may be ordered directly from Library of Congress, Customer Services Section, Cataloging Distribution Service, P.O. Box 75720, Washington, DC 20541-5017; telephone: 1 (800) 255-3666 (U.S. only) or (202) 707-6100; FAX (202) 707-1334: TDD: (202) 707-0012.

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PR 95-098
ISSN 0731-3527

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