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PENMANSHIP STUTTERING

PENMANSHIP STUTTERING The case to be reported shows a condition that I believe has never before been observed or described. History. —Mr. A., aged 38, had written shorthand exclusively from 14 to 18 years of age, and then shorthand and typewriting with very little longhand until 22. After three years illness he took up shorthand again for one year. He then obtained employment as a teller in a bank where he had to fill out names on deposit slips. He was told that his writing was bad and was urged to improve it. He tried to do so by taking courses in penmanship, by imitating the penmanship of other persons, etc. This resulted in the ability to write well when he could do so slowly and coolly but in a worse result whenever he did his work at the bank. On entering the bank in the morning he is seized with a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

PENMANSHIP STUTTERING

JAMA , Volume LII (19) – May 8, 1909

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1909 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1909.25420450012001d
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Abstract

The case to be reported shows a condition that I believe has never before been observed or described. History. —Mr. A., aged 38, had written shorthand exclusively from 14 to 18 years of age, and then shorthand and typewriting with very little longhand until 22. After three years illness he took up shorthand again for one year. He then obtained employment as a teller in a bank where he had to fill out names on deposit slips. He was told that his writing was bad and was urged to improve it. He tried to do so by taking courses in penmanship, by imitating the penmanship of other persons, etc. This resulted in the ability to write well when he could do so slowly and coolly but in a worse result whenever he did his work at the bank. On entering the bank in the morning he is seized with a

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 8, 1909

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