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Phil H
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"Doctor's handwriting"

Post by Phil H » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:21 pm

Why does our culture treat this mainly as an eccentricity to be laughed off?

Surely it's arrogant at best and dangerous at worst?

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Re: "Doctor's handwriting"

Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:12 pm

Phil H wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:21 pm
Why does our culture treat this mainly as an eccentricity to be laughed off?

Surely it's arrogant at best and dangerous at worst?
More importantly, how impressive that pharmacists can read it
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Re: "Doctor's handwriting"

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:16 pm

Isn't stuff generally printed now? And was this really ever a "thing"? Do doctors really have worse handwriting than anyone else?

Far worse is teachers that obsess over your supposedly poor handwriting when theirs is fucking shit. Concentrate on more important things and get off my case you despicable excuse for a human being.

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Re: "Doctor's handwriting"

Post by Phil H » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:48 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:16 pm
Isn't stuff generally printed now?
Naive.

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:16 pm
Concentrate on more important things and get off my case you despicable excuse for a human being.
Harsh.

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Re: "Doctor's handwriting"

Post by Phil H » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:58 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:16 pm
... was this really ever a "thing"? Do doctors really have worse handwriting than anyone else?
Being sober about it, I think it's just one of many near-ubiquitous forms of rudeness which is more common where a power differential exists, and that medicine is one of several areas where there's a non-zero risk of it having quite serious consequences. So I suspect doctors do generally have worse handwriting than pharmacists or medical secretaries, but not necessarily worse than magistrates.

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