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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1975 July; 25(156): 520–526.
PMCID: PMC2157766

Family portraits—a method of recording family history


Family doctors are particularly concerned with family relationships. Family relationships are generally poorly recorded in general practice in the traditional records. Conversion to A4 folders in the practice provided an opportunity to develop a diagramatic representation of family structure and thus create for each patient a family `portrait.'

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