Friday, 20 March 2015

Short List

People who called themselves "Dr." without being doctors, but who could later officially use that title.

(I have 2 so far)

9 comments:

Mark Wadsworth said...

Dr Who, Dr Feelgood and Dr Strangelove.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Dr John, Dr Pepper and 'Doc' Marten.

The Stigler said...

Mark,

Most of those are fictional, or bands, or in the case of Dr Martens, he was a real doctor.

However, Dr John is another to add to my list - he was called Dr John for decades and given an honorary doctorate in 2013.

TheFatBigot said...

There are 8 at my local GP practice. Each one is a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery but none has a doctorate.

Dr Evil said...
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Dr Evil said...

They are honorary titles for medics without an MD or PhD

DBC Reed said...

What about people with PhD's who call themselves Doctor like Dr Goebbels who wrote a doctorate on romantic poetry (snigger); strange cases such as Dr Goldsmith who spent years as medical student; Dr Johnson who was given a doctorate for his dictionary;Dr Crippen an American homeopath who could not and did not practise medicine in UK. I fear none of these fulfil your very exacting criteria.

Jim said...

its easy you just change your name by deed poll to Dr then your real name.

mind you it does confuse the postman when you get mail addressed to Mr Dr Jim

The Stigler said...

DBC,

Goebbels doesn't count. It's a PhD, so you can call yourself (officially) Dr, even though people think you're a nob if you.