Melvil Decimal System: 614
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Handicraft and Occupations
Pathology; Diseases; Treatment
Gynecology and Pediatrics
Comparative Medicine; Veteraniary
Registration and vital statistics
State control of medicine
Adulterations: inspection of articles liable to affect public health; Pure food laws
Contagious and infectious diseases
Contagious and infectious diseases: special
Disposal of the dead
Hygiene of the air and ground; Nuisances
Protection of human life from accidents, casualties, etc.
Works under MDS 614
5,262 results. First 2,000 shown.
- The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child by Robert Sears
- Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner by Judy Melinek
- Disease and History by Frederick F. Cartwright
- Cause of Death: A Writer's Guide to Death, Murder and Forensic Medicine by Keith D. Wilson
- The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear by Seth Mnookin
- Bones: A Forensic Detective's Casebook by Douglas H. Ubelaker
- The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of AIDS by Elizabeth Pisani
- Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland by Sally M. Walker
- The Casebook of Forensic Detection: How Science Solved 100 of the World's Most Baffling Crimes by Colin Evans
- American Red Cross first aid textbook by American National Red Cross
- Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today by David P. Clark
- Pox: An American History by Michael Willrich
- The Little Fire Engine by Lois Lenski
- The Great Plague in London by Walter George Bell
- When Plague Strikes by James Cross Giblin
- Coroner by Thomas T. Noguchi
- The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866 by Charles E. Rosenberg
- Viruses, Plagues & History by Michael B. A. Oldstone
- Epidemiology by Leon Gordis
- The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis by Thomas Goetz
- Bring out your dead; the great plague of yellow fever in Philadelphia in 1793 by John Harvey Powell
- Coroner's Journal: Stalking Death in Louisiana by Louis Cataldie
- The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years by Sonia Shah
- Virus X: Tracking the New Killer Plagues by Frank Ryan
- Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All by Paul A. Offit
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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