case history


: a record of history, environment, and relevant details of a case especially for use in analysis or illustration

Examples of case history in a Sentence

The patient's case history showed recurring fits of depression.
Recent Examples on the Web Discordant voices of doctors and other hospital staff echo in the halls, describing blood loss and case histories. Samya Kullab, Chicago Tribune, 26 July 2023 His case history demonstrates the challenges facing airlines and federal regulators when handling passengers like Torres. Michael Casey and David Koenig,, 17 Mar. 2023 This figure omits detainees first seen after Jan. 15, 2021, who appear too late to establish a case history. Allison McCann, New York Times, 16 July 2022 Allina released a statement to FOX 9, but would not discuss specifics of his medical condition or case history. David Aaro, Fox News, 19 Jan. 2022 In similar cases, an investigator's entire case history must be reviewed. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 14 Oct. 2021 Sandgren received an exemption after Australian health officials assessed his case history. Ken Maguire, Star Tribune, 14 Jan. 2021 The latest penalties are calculated using each hospital case history between July 2016 and June 2019, so the flood of coronavirus patients that have swamped hospitals this year were not included. Jordan Rau, Fortune, 2 Nov. 2020 As in a Freudian case history, new pieces kept fitting into the puzzle. Elif Batuman, The New Yorker, 1 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of case history was in 1894

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“Case history.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

case history

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

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