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pathography

[puh-thog-ruh-fee]
noun, plural pa·thog·ra·phies.
  1. a biography that focuses on the negative elements of its subject.
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Origin of pathography

1910–20 for an earlier sense; popularized by Joyce Carol Oates, U.S. writer
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Historical Examples

  • It would be futile to delude ourselves that at present, readers find every pathography unsavory.

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Sigmund Freud


pathography in Medicine

pathography

(pă-thŏgrə-fē)
n.
  1. 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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