case history

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  1. 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

Words Nearby case history Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use case history in a sentence

  • He could have found that out by checking her case history—if Handicap Haven had one on file.

    Accidental Flight | Floyd L. Wallace
  • In each case history was rewritten and the past rediscovered in the light of the new age.

    History of the United States | Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
  • 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

  1. a record of a person's background, medical history, etc, esp one used for determining medical treatment

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