Surgical pathology and bird-watching – compare and contrast

Chhanda Bewtra, M.D., M.B., B.S. who is Associate Professor of Pathology at Creighton University School of Medicine and Creighton University Medical Center, is also a birdwatcher. “I have been a diagnostic surgical pathologist for almost a quarter of a century. Recently, I took up bird-watching (or birding for short) as a hobby. Right away I […]

Why do pathologists see spaghetti and meatballs?

Spaghetti and meatballs – image from Wikimedia Commons Metaphors are important in education – they facilitate learning and recall. Food-related medical metaphors are no different. Beyond their educational value, some researchers (“The ‘Gourmet’ Pathologist“, Anna Batistatou , V. Zolota and CD Scopa. Int J Surg Pathol, 2000 8(4):341-342.) have pondered if food-related medical terms reflect the attitudes and peculiarities […]