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May 20, 1905

THE UNIVERSAL METHOD OF CLINICAL WRITING BY MEANS OF CLINOGRAPHY.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(20):1602-1604. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500470030001e

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Abstract

All the medical world feels the necessity of gathering together the clinical histories of the patients in a uniform method, so as to render them easily understood by all, and thus utilize them for increasing medical knowledge.

The method which I published a year ago, and which now is known and practiced in the principal centers of Italy, in the hospitals and the ambulances, has been proved by me for many years in the largest number of cases which I have observed in private practice and in the hospitals.

I have given the name of "clinography" or "universal method of clinical writing" to my system. It has two objects. The first object is to express the narration of the facts by means of a history in the Latin language, composed of three separate parts:

I. Notœ Subjecti.  —The qualities of the subject, namely, age, sex, profession, heredity, habits, etc.

II. Historia Subjecti.  History of the preceding maladies.

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