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Medical doctors are reputed to have illegible handwriting and this survey was conducted to determine whether they are worthy of their reputation. Do they really have bad handwriting or is this a blind label attached to their predecessors which they are unable to destroy.
Seven hundred samples of handwriting were obtained for the survey: 200 samples of doctors' handwriting and 500 others.
. . . Details of the results are given in Table 3. The probabilities associated with each of the statistics obtained are far too small to support the hypothesis that doctors' handwriting is no worse than other people's
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Scene in Print: Proving the Obvious. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:369. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-3-369
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(3):369.
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