"Public health is like that perfect waiter or waitress that always keeps your coffee cup filled, just when you want it, without you ever even noticing them. And just like that perfect server, public health is all around you, making it easier for us all to make healthy choices."
"Classical public health is like the dial telephone, while a New Public Health may be compared with an Iphone; both are about communication, but the Iphone has many more applications."
And the United States hasn't had a full and open discussion about Public Health for decades. Public Health is like National Defense: you can't pay for it by yourself. It is what we economists term a "Public Good."
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.