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[puh-thog-ruh-fee] /pəˈθɒg rə fi/
noun, plural pathographies.
a biography that focuses on the negative elements of its subject.
Origin of pathography
1910-20 for an earlier sense; popularized by Joyce Carol Oates, U.S. writer Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It would be futile to delude ourselves that at present, readers find every pathography unsavory.

    Leonardo da Vinci Sigmund Freud
pathography in Medicine

pathography pa·thog·ra·phy (pā-thŏg'rə-fē)
The retrospective study, often by a physician, of the possible influence and effects of disease on the life and work of a historical personage or group.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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