The Whimsical Way Medical Students Learn About The Body

July 10, 2014 3:29 PM

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We already knew doctors have strong stomachs. We just didn't know how strong.

It turns out that medical education has a long and rich history of using food metaphors to describe body parts, diseases, symptoms, and everything else that students have to memorize. For instance, pus from a liver abscess looks a lot like anchovy sauce, and a particularly aggressive form of lung ca...

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