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Risks of Medical Metaphors

20:00 EDT 31 Jul 2017 | JAMA

To the Editor In the A Piece of My Mind article, Ms Trogen identified potential problems associated with the use of metaphor in the education of patients. Although we agree with her call for more effective communication with patients, we have reservations about the implications of extending the evidence-based paradigm to the use of metaphor.

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