The patients’ complaints were logged

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milan2003_07

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Hello,

The sentence below describes briefly the results of some medical research:

"The patients had to undergo the examination of kidney condition. The patients’ complaints were logged and when there were certain indications, surgery was performed".

I'd like to consult you about the verb "log". I want to say that doctors listening to patients telling them their problems put down everything the patients were saying. Is the word "log" adequate or there is a better one (maybe a more formal single verb or a phrasal verb)?

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"Logged" is OK, but you could use "recorded" (written or verbal), or I would prefer "documented".
 

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"Logged" is fine. You could say "documented" or even "written down."
 

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In fact at first I used "recorded" as suggested above. However I thought "to record" was only about recording something on a tape, film or abother information carrier. Can we use "to record" when we put down something on a piece of paper?
 

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You have already had a reply that says you can.

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In fact at first I used "recorded" as suggested above. However I thought "to record" was only about recording something on a tape, film or abother information carrier. Can we use "to record" when we put down something on a piece of paper?

People "recorded" things long before the invention of magnetic tape.
 
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