- 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
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Historical Examples of pathography
It would be futile to delude ourselves that at present, readers find every pathography unsavory.Leonardo da Vinci
- 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.
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