“The elephant in the room”

That’s the not entirely inapt metaphor for uterine fibroid tumors quoted in NY Times.**  There are a lot of new treatments for them, and readers who have the problem and don’t want to have a hysterectomy might want to look at the article.

 

**  Since there’s at least one philosopher of language here, I should say  more precisely the phrase refers to “the disease.”

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