I’ve been asked to proofread a medical manuscript. I’m an experienced copy editor, but this is a new field for me. I’m noticing that this author uses the word “whereas” to begin sentences that in ordinary text would be subordinate to a statement in the previous sentence; e.g.
“Previously published cases show excellent results. Whereas, the models in our study show both pre- and post-operative variables.”
I just made that up; my examples are much longer, but that’s the form. Am I right in correcting this, or is this some specific accepted form for a medical manuscript that I should leave alone?
It just don’t seem right, somehow.