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Introduction to the Library Collection

The books of the library are classified and organized according to Mr. Wang Yun Wu's "Standard Classification Method" with some adjustments and modifications. After revision, its special characteristic is that it can concurrently accommodate the Traditional Chinese and Western, as well as, old and new medical books as one collection. The outline is divided into ten large categories, namely General Classification, Fundamentals, Internal Medicine, Surgery, ENT, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Diagnosis, Pharmacology, Therapeutics, Acupuncture and Moxibustion and Public Health.

Classification Outline and Contents:

Classification No.




General Classifications

Classics, compositions, dictionaries, medical cases, records of talks, medical history, biographies of eminent figures, etc



Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Biology, Etiology.


Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine of TCM, Systems, Symptomatology, Communicable Diseases, Oncology.


Surgery, ENT and Ophthalmology

Surgery, Traumatology, Dermatology, Surgical Science, ENT and Ophthalmology, Intoxication and Poisoning First Aid.


Gynaecology and Paediatrics

Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Paediatrics and Nursing, Paediatrics Therapeutics.



TCM Thesis, Differential Theses, Physical Theses, Laboratory Science, etc.


Drugs and Prescriptions

Chinese Herbology, Materia Medica, Prescriptions, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Processing and Preparation, etc



Chinese Massage and Acupressure, Qigong and Shadow Boxing (Taiji), Fumigation, External Treatment, Physiotherapy, etc.


Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Classical History, Principle Research, Channels and Collaterals, Acupuncture,Shu Xue, Therapeutics, Needling Anaesthesia etc.


Public Hygiene and others

Hospital Administration, Medical Laws, Health Care and Environmental Sanitation, Epidemic Prevention, Veterinary, etc.


String-bound Ancient Texts

String-bound Ancient Texts


Special Collections

Special Collections

Introduction to the Chinese Computer System "Chung Hwa Chinese Medical Library Literature Catalogue Information"

Periodicals are different from books, as the research achievements contained in periodicals are relatively new, of professional standards, quickly published, compared to books in general. To obtain new information and to grasp new developments in science and technology, one has to make full use of periodicals. According to estimation, China publishes more than 70 types of TCM periodicals, issuing almost 10,000 TCM articles every year.

We know that a portion of the articles in periodicals is scattered over many different years, with many different issues and different periodicals. If there is no systematic method to sort them out, this scattered information cannot be effectively utilized. Therefore, compiling an index is very helpful in providing a particular problem with the required reference materials and finding out the source of the original article. It is an indispensable tool, especially for the use of periodical literatures. In short, the index is a key to disclosing the information contained in publications. It offers the convenience of referring and disclosing literatures in a relatively deeper, comprehensive and meticulous way, which can provide readers with a clearer and more definite guidance.

Our library now subscribes to a total of 58 types of TCM periodicals, of which 20 types have already been bound into book form, with a total of nearly 100 volumes, which, on avergae begins from 1982. In order to let readers have better access to referencing and using the literature information of these periodicals, our library has compiled a computer index system called the "Chung Hwa Free Clinic Chinese Medical Library Literature Catalogue Information". The function of our Chinese computer system is to print out the relevant information entries required by the readers so that they can read up the relevant information of the full text promptly.