[ RadSafe ] , addressing correctly (Tour of Dr Helen Caldicott)

Chris Alston achris1999 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 16:21:22 CDT 2012

Hi Franz

It's because she is an MD, I reckon.


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From:  <franz.schoenhofer at chello.at>
Date: Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] , adressing correctly (Tour of Dr Helen Caldicott)
To: "The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics)
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Cc: Roger Helbig <rwhelbig at gmail.com>

Roger and all other RADSAFERs,

I would like to seriously ask you to enlighten me on the question of
using academic titles - everybody on RADSAFE should know that I am not
a native speaker.  I was always used to be addressed by my US - and
all English speaking friends by my first name and vice versa.
Fortunately nobody used any of my many titles (which I regard
ridiculous). May I ask why this Helen Caldicott and similar persons
are always cited with "Dr"? Especially when their "Dr" is not at all
linked to radiation protection.

Any enlightening comment is welcome! Thanks!


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