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 […]