case history

case history
case history n a record of an individual's personal or family history and environment for use in analysis or instructive illustration

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case his·to·ry (kāsґ hisґtə-re) the collected data concerning an individual, his family, and environment, including his medical history and any other information that may be useful in analyzing and diagnosing his condition or for instructional purposes.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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