pathography definition

  • noun:
    • The retrospective research, often by doctor, of the feasible impact and aftereffects of illness on the life and work of a historical personage or team.
    • a method of biography that overemphasizes the unfavorable aspects of an individual's life and work, eg failure, unhappiness, disease, and tragedy. "[It] falls into pathography's technique of focusing the sensational underside of their topic's life” ( Joyce Carol Oates).
    • A biography that is targeted on faults, unlucky circumstances, failures, along with other bad aspects of the individual's life.
    • A biography by a doctor examining the effects a disease could have had on a person's life.
    • A description of infection.

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