Twist of taste: Gastronomic allusions in medicine

Ritu Lakhtakia

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Abstract

Food imageries that have inspired and embellished medical learning are, distressingly, vanishing from medical writings. A host of references to the aromas, shape, colour and texture of food have reinforced and stimulated generations of physicians to identify and understand disease. They have piqued interest in foods from lands afar and introduced an unsought dimension and enrichment to the medical lexicon. It is time to revisit this powerful tool and secure its place in medical teaching and records.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-118
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Humanities
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Philosophy
  • Medicine(all)

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