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.
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- case ending,
- case fatality rate,
- case glass,
- case goods,
- case grammar,
- case in point,
- case knife,
- case law,
- case method,
- case shot
Origin of case history
First recorded in 1910–15
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a record of a person's background, medical history, etc, esp one used for determining medical treatment
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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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