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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1977 September; 27(182): 518–520.
PMCID: PMC2158499

Recording family and social history


A diagrammatic method of recording family and social history using a family tree is described. Its advantages are identified and details of the way it has been introduced into the records in one general practice are given.

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