Sloppy medical writing inflames Aussie professor

Tautologies such as “inflammatory arthritis” have become so torturous for an Australian-based rheumatologist that he has written a letter to complain.

Professor Johannes Nossent (pictured) writes in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology that he became amused and then irritated by the increasing use of the term in the medical literature.

It’s as meaningless as terms such as round wheel, black darkness or burning fire, writes Prof Nossent, who is chair of Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine at the