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RIS Class: Medical History of Islamic Period: Expansion of Islamic Medicine in the Library of Congress Classification System

Hassanzadeh P, Mousavi-Chelak A, Isfandyari‐Moghaddam A

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The main purpose of this paper is introduced to RIS class (Medical History of Islamic Period: Expansion of Islamic Medicine in the Library of Congress Classification System). The research methods are documentation and development type. First as an introduction, a definition of classification and a presentation of the popular and common classifications in the world, and then expanded classifications in Iran are discussed. RIS class is one of the newest expanded classifications in Iran which Academy of Sciences of Islamic Republic of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences took the responsibility to compile and develop. To compile this expansion, a variety of sources in the libraries and related institutions about medical history has been used.This classification covers approximately 800 main class numbers. Major issues included in this expansion are medical reforms, organs, diseases and pathology, treatments and therapeutics, medical devices, ophthalmology, gynecology and obstetrics, pediatric, medicine, pharmacology, physicians, and writers with individual works before the year 1400 A H .Given that these classification systems have been developed in USA, they are appropriate more numbers and more accurate classification of medical history resources.


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