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The Rule of 18.2: Review Books for Medical Students

March 6th, 2010 by

Looking for review books? You can find review books in the library for any medical specialty by following the “Rule of 18.2″.  The 18.2 section in any specialty includes the review materials for that specialty. For example, the Case Files Pediatrics, Blueprints Pediatrics and PreTest Pediatrics books will all be found at WS18.2. Those for Surgery will be found at WO18.2; Psychiatry at WM18.2; etc.  Next time you visit the library, go to the 18.2 section for any specialty. For example:

Example of books shelved in 18.2 section


  • Physiology QT18.2
  • Biochemistry QU18.2
  • Pharmacology QV18.2
  • Micro.& Immuno. QW18.2
  • General Medicine W18.2
  • Internal Medicine WB18.2
  • Musculoskeletal System WE18.2
  • Cardiovascular System WG18.2
  • Gastrointestinal System WI18.2
  • Endocrine System WK18.2
  • Neurology WL18.2
  • Psychiatry WM18.2
  • Surgery WO18.2
  • Pediatrics WS18.2