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biographer

Medspeak
A popular term for a patient who describes his or her own medical history; more commonly “historian”.

Vox populi
An author who writes biographies.

biographer

Clinical medicine A popular term for a Pt who describes his/her own medical history
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Who knows what terrible crimes biographers might commit if they didn't have this outlet for such dubious inclinations?
The takeaway point is that "truth" is highly subjective, and all biographies present one life filtered through another--that of the biographer herself.
he was never nearer than at the finish that day so there were plenty of positives to take out of the run and considering he has 3lb or more in hand of all his rivals bar high Jinx, Biographer makes plenty of appeal.
The three-part series, which draws upon Royal diaries and letters along with interviews with historians and biographers, says that she even refused to breastfeed her children as babies because she regarded them as ugly, nasty and frog-like.
Biographer showed promise when runner-up on his debut in a warm 1m2f maiden at Windsor in April, and although he was made to work reasonably hard to justify his short odds over 1m4f at Doncaster, he was in front three furlongs out which probably wasn't ideal for an inexperienced type, and the two-length second was a further ten lengths clear of the rest.
The diplomats visited a publishing house earlier in July and demanded the publisher hand over the remaining copies of the biography published about a month earlier because ''facts'' about Kim ''are incorrect,'' biographer Hein Latt said.
VERDICT: Not quite a tip of the hat to this biographer cat (Oxford University Press, pounds 9.
The activities break up the text effectively and do encourage readers to consider the craft of the biographer and how to approach it.
Then along comes a biographer who manipulates the material to provide a narrative arc in which appropriate facts and milestones are plucked out of available material and shaped into a tale with a beginning, middle, and end.
Critic, broadcaster and biographer Ruth Leon is chair of the judging panel, which also includes author Dominic Dromgoole, the winner of the 2008 prize; actress Patricia Hodge; and publisher-literary agent Christopher Sinclair-Stevenson.
He minds the many pitfalls of his art, Wary of biographers who err In idolizing, tearing men apart, Iconoclast or hagiographer.
Kofi Annan has been the victim of harsh and often unfair criticism, but a recent biographer, James Traub, in The Best Intentions, works hard to compensate.