"Good medicine is like good gardening. Unfortunately, modern medicine has gotten caught up in a fight to keep individual leaves vibrant and green while the plant is dying. We still need to get to the root of disease."
"As long as the part which one tolerates [that is, the margin of error] is small, the solution is quite correct and the person arriving at it is quite skilled. Therefore, artful conjecturing in medicine is similar". 'Abd al-Latif even goes so far as to describe medicine as 'the knowledge of probabilities (al-ma'rifa al-akthariya)'.
"I have always said good medicine is like good cooking, it takes time."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.