Rheumatology may be one of the least understood areas of medicine.
The use of the word “rheum” does not help. It originates from the Greek word meaning “that which flows”, and was first used in the 17th Century to refer to arthritis as a condition which flows throughout the body. The terms rheumatology and rheumatologist came into being in the 1940s, showing how young the field of rheumatology truly is.
My interest in Musculo-Skeletal imaging actually started in Cape Town, early in my career, during a visit to Oxford and Leeds in the United Kingdom. I have been fortunate enough to continue and foster that passion here in Canada…
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