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case history

noun
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
1910-1915
1910-15
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British Dictionary definitions for case history

case history

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

case history n.
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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