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Doctors have a reputation for illegible handwriting. Is such notoriety deserved?
With approval of the Kansas University Human Subjects Committee, we recruited 10 right-handed men and 10 right-handed women with seven different occupations (accountant, attorney, automobile technician, builder, engineer, doctor and scientist). Participants wrote in cursive “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” in <17 s.
The number of malformed individual letters was judged by an investigator, blinded to participant …
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