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"Handwriting Challenged" Doctors To Take Penmanship Class At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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April 27, 2000
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Reading some doctors’ prescription orders has been likened to deciphering hieroglyphics or interpreting the Rosetta Stone, but according to Paul B. Hackmeyer, M.D., Chief of the Medical Staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, poor handwriting is no laughing matter. In fact, he says, it can be dangerous – if not deadly. On Tuesday, May 9, Cedars-Sinai is proactively addressing this concern by offering a special class in handwriting for members of the medical staff.

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 26, 2000) – Physicians are notorious for bad handwriting. Reading some doctors’ prescription orders has been likened to deciphering hieroglyphics or interpreting the Rosetta Stone. But though society once made light of their indiscernible scratches and scrawls, doctors’ bad handwriting is no longer a laughing matter. According to Paul B. Hackmeyer, MD, Chief of the Medical Staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, poor handwriting can be dangerous -- if not deadly.


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