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A patient who provides a history; the term is used in positive or negative terms, as in a good/poor historian, when the patient is able/unable to provide reliable information

historian

A Pt who provides–in contrast to the usual dictionary definition, one who records–history; the term is used in positive or negative terms, as in a good/poor historian, when the Pt is able/unable to provide reliable information
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You were speaking of the opinions of ancient historians upon the dangerous navigation of the Red Sea.
But historians are not accountable for the difficulty of learning to read; and even you yourself, who do not altogether seem particularly friendly to very severe, very intense application, may perhaps be brought to acknowledge that it is very well worth-while to be tormented for two or three years of one's life, for the sake of being able to read all the rest of it.
In due course a legend arose of such circumstantiality that the wise historian would hesitate to attack it.
It is a terrible idea, but it is historic, it is statistic; it is indeed one of those facts which enables an intelligent historian to reconstruct the physiognomy of a special epoch, for it brings out this further point with mathematical accuracy, that the clergy were in those days sixty times richer and more flourishing than the rest of humanity.
So what historians have come to call the Phase of the Emergency Committees sprang from the opening phase and from the phase of social collapse.
The historians tell us with naive assurance that its causes were the wrongs inflicted on the Duke of Oldenburg, the nonobservance of the Continental System, the ambition of Napoleon, the firmness of Alexander, the mistakes of the diplomatists, and so on.
So far we have only spoken about the Gaels, but the Cymry had their poets and historians too.
The medieval chroniclers were mostly mere annalists, brief mechanical recorders of external events, and the few more philosophic historians of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries do not attain the first rank.
The poet and the historian differ not by writing in verse or in prose.
The next most famous instance happened at Rheims six years earlier, and the historian in that case is Le Cat, one of the most renowned surgeons produced by France.
Well, the treasury has just let it to Guillaume Alixandre, historian, for six hivres, eight sols, parisian, a year.
Through the kindness of Dorothy Gale of Kansas, afterward Princess Dorothy of Oz, an humble writer in the United States of America was once appointed Royal Historian of Oz, with the privilege of writing the chronicle of that wonderful fairyland.