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

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Mon Mar 19 19:28:49 CDT 2012

March 19

         From Wikipedia:

"Born in Melbourne, Australia, Caldicott . . . received her medical 
degree in 1961 from the University of Adelaide Medical School.  In 
1977 she joined the staff of the Children's Hospital Medical Center 
in Boston, and taught pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School from 
1977 to 1978."  (links omitted)

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Steven Dapra

At 02:05 PM 3/19/2012, you wrote:
>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! Franz ----


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