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November 21, 1995

Library of Congress Publishes New Medicine Classification Schedule

The guide Library of Congress Classification R: Medicine, 1995 edition, is now available from the Cataloging Distribution Service of the Library of Congress. The new edition of Class R, 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.

This edition has been produced using a new, automated system which will make revising easier and updating more rapid. It has been printed with a more legible typeface and bound with a sturdy, laminated plastic cover to withstand the wear of daily use.

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

The guide sells for $34 for delivery in North America and $35 for delivery outside North America. ISBN: 0-8444-0879-4. 465 Pages. Order it directly from: Library of Congress, Customer Services Section, Cataloging Distribution Service, P.O. Box 75840, Washington, DC 20541-5017; telephone (800) 255-3666 (U.S. only) or (202) 707-6100; fax (202) 707-1334; TDD (202) 707-0012.

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PR 95-155
ISSN 0731-3527

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