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case history

all the relevant information or material gathered about an individual, family, group, etc., and arranged so as to serve as an organized record and have analytic value for a social worker, student, or the like: used especially in social work, sociology, psychiatry, and medicine.
Origin of case history
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • I thought I was trying to get your own case history out of you, that's all.

    Breaking Point

    James E. Gunn
  • And perhaps it meant nothing more to Joan than the final clinical note in a case history.

    One-Shot James Benjamin Blish
  • He could have found that out by checking her case history—if Handicap Haven had one on file.

    Accidental Flight Floyd L. Wallace
  • The case history places the wound in the right thigh, and the posterior surface of the leg lay next to the photographic plate.

    Gunshot Roentgenograms Clyde S. Ford
  • What the case history of the Greeley Expedition proves is that in the determining number of men, the potential is sound.

    The Armed Forces Officer

    U. S. Department of Defense
British Dictionary definitions for case history

case history

a record of a person's background, medical history, etc, esp one used for determining medical treatment
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case history in Medicine

case history n.
A detailed account of the facts affecting the development or condition of a person or group under treatment or study, especially in medicine, psychiatry, or psychology.

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