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Metaphor

"Metaphor" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The application of a concept to that which it is not literally the same but which suggests a resemblance and comparison. Medical metaphors were widespread in ancient literature; the description of a sick body was often used by ancient writers to define a critical condition of the State, in which one corrupt part can ruin the entire system. (From Med Secoli Arte Sci, 1990;2(3):abstract 331)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Metaphor" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Metaphor" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 28 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2014 and 2017
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