Fillers When I use a word

Historian

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7323.1243 (Published 24 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1243
  1. Helen Lucas, general practitioner
  1. Lavender Hill Group Practice, London

    Patients are sometimes referred to as “bad historians.” But who is the historian? “Historian” refers to the one taking and interpreting history, not the subject (whether a person or a topic). If …

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