TITLE

history, medical history

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1003
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "medical history" is presented. Medical history refers to the systematic record of past events as they relate to a person and his or her medical background. A carefully taken medical, surgical, and occupational history will enable diagnosis in about 80% of patients. The term originated from the word "historia" which means inquiry.
ACCESSION #
21230891

 

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