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August 2015

Culinary Metaphors in DermatologyEating Our Words

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  • 1The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York
JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(8):912. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.5416

Culinary allusions are abundant in medicine, which boasts a descriptive buffet of visual signs and findings. With over 450 analogies documented in the medical literature,1 those pertaining to food are the most plentiful.2,3

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