Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Jamie McKinstry

  • Experiencing metaphor: A medieval headache

    Jamie McKinstryDurham University, United Kingdom Metaphors have been used extensively in medicine to describe patients, illustrate diseases, and educate students.1 By comparing unlike things that have something in common, they enhance communication in education, science, and clinical medicine.2 Not restricted to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, their use dates back to areas such as rhetoric…