Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Unintentionally funny medical writing

Here is a brief compilation. From the article:

Twenty-seven years ago, one of us (HLF) helped create a series of “Dizzy Awards”—awards honoring baseball immortal and legendary syntax-mangler Dizzy Dean. The Dizzys are given for excellence in unintentionally comical, bewildering, or downright terrible medical writing.1–5 These awards also recognize poor editing.6–8 The “winners” are excerpts from articles in prominent medical publications.
Last year, we wrote the 9th report in this series.9 Since that time, we have harvested a new crop of winners...

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