Officials at Indiana University School of Medicine added a new course to their medical curriculum in the fall of 1998 called Penmanship. The Indianapolis medical school added a writing class to help future doctors improve their treatment of patients. Antoinette Hood, the assistant dean, said poor penmanship can lead to mix-ups in medication, or improper treatment if the orders are misread. Hood noted that you can’t successfully practice medicine if your prescriptions aren’t legible. How comforting to know that the Great Physician doesn’t need a refresher course in writing. He has clearly written the prescription for eternal life so that even a child can understand it.
From McHenry’s Stories for the Soul – Raymond McHenry, Hendrickson Publishers, 2001, Peabody, MA, Page 25.