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(p. 173) History-Taking 

(p. 173) History-Taking
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(p. 173) History-Taking
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271336.003.0043
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date: 21 April 2018

Chapter 1 of Clinical Notes on Disorders of Childhood. In this chapter, Winnicott argues for the importance of history taking in child medicine: the past history of the child, the family history, and the history of onset of the illness. He gives several cases which illustrate the value to the physician of taking the time to hear a full history.

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